A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Querecotillo in Peru on Friday. Global time and date of event 26/02/16 / 2016-02-26 13:09:56 / February 26, 2016 @ 1:09 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 08:09:56 / 8:09 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -80.7157° West, latitude -4.7083° South, depth = 47.46 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47.46 km (29 miles). Unique identifier: us10004swm. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004swm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 55 km (34 miles) from Piura (c. 325 500 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Sullana (c. 160 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Talara (c. 99 100 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Chulucanas (c. 68 800 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Catacaos (c. 57 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Paita (c. 56 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from La Unión (c. 34 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sechura, Macará, Bernal (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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