A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Pimentel in Peru. The temblor was detected at 20:45:47 / 8:45 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -80.5188 West, latitude -7.0727 South, depth = 40.81 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 40.81 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 15/08/16 / 2016-08-15 01:45:47 / August 15, 2016 @ 1:45 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006dtx. Unique identifier: us10006dtx.
Nearby country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Chiclayo (c. 577 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Lambayeque (c. 43 700 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Picsi (c. 43 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Monsefú (c. 25 700 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Pimentel (c. 15 600 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Eten (c. 13 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mochumí, Picsi, San José (min 5000 pop).
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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 69 km WSW of Pimentel, Peru.
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