A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from San Ignacio in Peru. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10006dwh. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006dwh. The epicenter was at a depth of 78.58 km (49 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/08/16 / 2016-08-15 11:16:32 / August 15, 2016 @ 11:16 am. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:16:32 / 6:16 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -79.1442° West, latitude -5.23° South, depth = 78.58 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Morropón, Ayabaca, Buenos Aires (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Jaén (c. 52 500 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from La Peca (c. 27 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Morropón (c. 12 300 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Huancabamba (c. 8 600 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Buenos Aires (c. 7 900 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from San Ignacio (c. 7 900 pop). Nearby country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five 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.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 18 km WSW of San Ignacio, Peru.
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