A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Yurimaguas in Peru. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/07/16 / 2016-07-16 13:15:21 / July 16, 2016 @ 1:15 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20006ff3. Id of event: us20006ff3. Exact location of event, longitude -76.0622 West, latitude -6.1653 South, depth = 33.18 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:15:21 / 8:15 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 33.18 km (21 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Yurimaguas (c. 41 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Tabalosos (c. 14 700 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Lamas (c. 13 700 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from San José de Sisa (c. 9 500 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Chazuta (c. 8 000 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Picota (c. 6 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Picota, San José de Sisa, Tabalosos (min 5000 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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