A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Morococha in Peru on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 95.61 km (59 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 17/09/16 / 2016-09-17 12:55:53 / September 17, 2016 @ 12:55 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006qlp. Id of event: us10006qlp. Exact location, longitude -76.4816° West, latitude -11.2782° South, depth = 95.61 km. The temblor was reported at 07:55:53 / 7:55 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chancay, Huasahuasi, Tarma. Epicenter of the event was 78 km (48 miles) from Chosica (c. 88 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Cerro de Pasco (c. 78 900 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Huaral (c. 62 200 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Tarma (c. 51 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from La Oroya (c. 33 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Chancay (c. 27 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 51 km NW of Morococha, Peru.
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