A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Independencia in Peru. Exact location of event, depth 62.32 km, -77.1634° West, -11.8387° South. The epicenter was at a depth of 62.32 km (39 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/10/16 / 2016-10-28 03:47:32 / October 28, 2016 @ 3:47 am. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:47:32 / 10:47 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us100072jh. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100072jh.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Huaura, Caleta de Carquín, Hualmay (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 27 km (17 miles) from Lima (c. 7 737 000 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Callao (c. 813 300 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Surco (c. 251 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Chosica (c. 88 600 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from San Isidro (c. 68 300 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Huaral (c. 62 200 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Huacho (c. 54 500 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. 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: 21 km NW of Independencia, Peru.
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