A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Chincha Alta in Peru. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 90.65 km (56 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/08/16 / 2016-08-21 18:37:59 / August 21, 2016 @ 6:37 pm. The temblor was picked up at 13:37:59 / 1:37 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10006p1w. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006p1w. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -75.7635 West, latitude -13.004 South, depth = 90.65 km.
Close country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 60 km (37 miles) from Chincha Alta (c. 153 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Pisco (c. 61 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Huancavelica (c. 41 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Imperial (c. 32 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Nuevo Imperial (c. 32 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from San Vicente de Cañete (c. 25 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pisco, Huancavelica, Villa Tupac Amaru (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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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