A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Querecotillo in Peru. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10005zf8. Event ids that are associated: us10005zf8. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:35:01 / 1:35 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 48.58 km (30 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/07/16 / 2016-07-02 06:35:01 / July 2, 2016 @ 6:35 am. Exact location of event, depth 48.58 km, -80.6765° West, -4.7289° South.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 52 km (32 miles) from Piura (c. 325 500 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Sullana (c. 160 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Talara (c. 99 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Chulucanas (c. 68 800 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Catacaos (c. 57 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Paita (c. 56 200 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from La Unión (c. 34 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sechura, Morropón, Macará (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 seven 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.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 12 km NNW of Querecotillo, Peru.
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