A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Minas de Marcona in Peru. The temblor was reported at 13:50:56 / 1:50 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 22/11/16 / 2016-11-22 18:50:56 / November 22, 2016 @ 6:50 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -75.394 West, latitude -15.2958 South, depth = 37.26 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37.26 km (23 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007bhj. Id of event: us10007bhj.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 71 km (44 miles) from Nazca (c. 23 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Minas de Marcona (c. 15 500 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Palpa (c. 5 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palpa, Nazca, Minas de Marcona (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop).
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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 31 km WSW of Minas de Marcona, Peru.
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