A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Huaral in Peru on Wednesday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:36:22 / 7:36 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/08/16 / 2016-08-17 12:36:22 / August 17, 2016 @ 12:36 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -76.95 West, latitude -11.61 South, depth = 113 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 113 km (70 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us10006ejj. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006ejj.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 49 km (30 miles) from Lima (c. 7 737 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Callao (c. 813 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Surco (c. 251 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Chosica (c. 88 600 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from San Isidro (c. 68 300 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Huaral (c. 62 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Huaura, Hualmay, Huacho.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 two and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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