A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Piura in Peru. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 86.62 km (54 miles). Event id: us10006syb. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006syb. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:54:11 / 11:54 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/08/16 / 2016-08-29 16:54:11 / August 29, 2016 @ 4:54 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -80.5041 West, latitude -5.2112 South, depth = 86.62 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 14 km (9 miles) from Piura (c. 325 500 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Sullana (c. 160 800 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Chulucanas (c. 68 800 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Catacaos (c. 57 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Paita (c. 56 200 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from La Unión (c. 34 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pueblo Nuevo, Paita, Las Lomas (min 5000 pop).
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 has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 14 km E of Piura, Peru.
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