A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Pimentel in Peru on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 46.67 km (29 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/10/16 / 2016-10-16 13:04:28 / October 16, 2016 @ 1:04 pm. The temblor was reported at 08:04:28 / 8:04 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -80.0725 West, latitude -6.9829 South, depth = 46.67 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20007eky. Event ids that are associated: us20007eky.
Event epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Chiclayo (c. 577 400 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Lambayeque (c. 43 700 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Picsi (c. 43 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Chepén (c. 42 000 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Zaña (c. 39 200 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Ferreñafe (c. 34 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Pacasmayo (c. 29 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Motupe, Oyotún, Chongoyape (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 22 km SW of Pimentel, Peru.
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