A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Chancay in Peru. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:31:55 / 6:31 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -77.695 West, latitude -11.8001 South, depth = 35 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005cj7. Unique identifier: us20005cj7. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/03/16 / 2016-03-02 23:31:55 / March 2, 2016 @ 11:31 pm.
Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Lima (c. 7 737 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Callao (c. 813 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Surco (c. 251 600 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from San Isidro (c. 68 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Huaral (c. 62 200 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Huacho (c. 54 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sayán, Santa María, Végueta (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 53 km WSW of Chancay, Peru. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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