A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Huarmey in Peru on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10005bk2. Unique identifier: us10005bk2. Exact location of event, depth 47.71 km, -78.6364° West, -9.9922° South. The temblor was detected at 21:08:05 / 9:08 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/04/16 / 2016-04-26 02:08:05 / April 26, 2016 @ 2:08 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 47.71 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Huarmey (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 54 km (33 miles) from Huarmey (c. 16 200 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 nearby.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 53 km W of Huarmey, Peru.
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