A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Cascas in Peru on Sunday. Id of earthquake: us10004t59. Event ids that are associated: us10004t59. The epicenter was at a depth of 118.87 km (74 miles). The temblor was detected at 13:29:35 / 1:29 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 31/01/16 / 2016-01-31 18:29:35 / January 31, 2016 @ 6:29 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -78.9833 West, latitude -7.2559 South, depth = 118.87 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chota, Otuzco, Santiago de Cao (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Cajamarca (c. 135 000 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Chepén (c. 42 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Zaña (c. 39 200 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Chocope (c. 32 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Pacasmayo (c. 29 200 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Guadalupe (c. 25 400 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two 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.
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