A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 101 km SSW of Paracas, Peru (63 miles). The temblor was reported at 10:26:28 / 10:26 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -76.6068° West, latitude -14.7179° South, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/04/16 / 2016-04-07 15:26:28 / April 7, 2016 @ 3:26 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us20005g52. Event ids that are associated: us20005g52.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 one and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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