A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from La Peca in Peru. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 48.42 km (30 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 03:31:17 / 3:31 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/03/16 / 2016-03-21 08:31:17 / March 21, 2016 @ 8:31 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005bep. Id of event: us20005bep. Exact location, longitude -77.7318° West, latitude -5.4139° South, depth = 48.42 km.
Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from La Peca (c. 27 000 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Rioja (c. 25 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Bagua Grande (c. 20 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Chachapoyas (c. 20 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Cajaruro (c. 7 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rioja, Chachapoyas, Bagua Grande.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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