A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Jaen in Peru. The temblor was picked up at 01:03:48 / 1:03 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/03/16 / 2016-03-20 06:03:48 / March 20, 2016 @ 6:03 am. 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 20 km (12 miles). Exact location of event, depth 20 km, -78.84° West, -5.66° South. Event id: us20005ieb. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005ieb.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 6 km (4 miles) from Jaén (c. 52 500 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from La Peca (c. 27 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Bagua Grande (c. 20 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Huancabamba (c. 8 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from San Ignacio (c. 7 900 pop), 47 km (29 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 Huancabamba, San Ignacio, Cajaruro.
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 was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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