A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Matucana in Peru on Thursday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/04/16 / 2016-04-14 22:50:46 / April 14, 2016 @ 10:50 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 81.58 km (51 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20005i7e. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005i7e. The temblor was picked up at 17:50:46 / 5:50 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -76.2367 West, latitude -12.2797 South, depth = 81.58 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 90 km (56 miles) from Lima (c. 7 737 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Surco (c. 251 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Chosica (c. 88 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from San Isidro (c. 68 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from La Oroya (c. 33 300 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Imperial (c. 32 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Oroya, San Isidro, Lima. Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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