A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Pisco in Peru. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 46.2 km (29 miles). Unique identifier: us20007fff. Ids that are associated to the event: us20007fff. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:31:15 / 2:31 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/10/16 / 2016-10-19 19:31:15 / October 19, 2016 @ 7:31 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -76.3018° West, -13.5827° South, depth 46.2 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santiago, Los Aquijes, Ica. The epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Ica (c. 246 800 pop), 27 km (16 miles) from Chincha Alta (c. 153 100 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Pisco (c. 61 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Imperial (c. 32 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Nuevo Imperial (c. 32 300 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from San Vicente de Cañete (c. 25 500 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from San Clemente (c. 15 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 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 two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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: 15 km NW of Pisco, Peru.
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