A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Chancay in Peru on Friday. The temblor was picked up at 09:52:22 / 9:52 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 67.67 km (42 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005fpb. Id of event: us10005fpb. Global time and date of event 06/05/16 / 2016-05-06 14:52:22 / May 6, 2016 @ 2:52 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 67.67 km, -77.7562° West, -11.7823° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa María, Sayán, Surco. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Event epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Lima (c. 7 737 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Callao (c. 813 300 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Surco (c. 251 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from San Isidro (c. 68 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Huaral (c. 62 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Huacho (c. 54 500 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Chancay (c. 27 000 pop).
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 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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