A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Paita in Peru on Tuesday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:36:48 / 10:36 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/10/16 / 2016-10-25 15:36:48 / October 25, 2016 @ 3:36 pm. Exact location of event, depth 29.33 km, -81.2859° West, -4.8954° South. Id of earthquake: us20007gm4. Event ids that are associated: us20007gm4. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 29.33 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Máncora, Sechura, Bernal (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). The epicenter was 80 km (49 miles) from Piura (c. 325 500 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Sullana (c. 160 800 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Talara (c. 99 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Catacaos (c. 57 300 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Paita (c. 56 200 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from La Unión (c. 34 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Marcavelica (c. 25 600 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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