A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Ilo in Peru. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20.88 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10004gv2. Event ids that are associated: us10004gv2. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/01/16 / 2016-01-24 17:12:00 / January 24, 2016 @ 5:12 pm. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:12:00 / 12:12 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 20.88 km, -71.5411° West, -18.3278° South.
Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (49 miles) from Ilo (c. 53 500 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Pacocha (c. 7 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pacocha, Ilo (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 79 km SSW of Ilo, Peru.
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