A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Morrope in Peru. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:01:22 / 3:01 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude -80.6735° West, latitude -6.5091° South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/11/16 / 2016-11-09 20:01:22 / November 9, 2016 @ 8:01 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100076iu. Id of event: us100076iu.
Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 96 km (60 miles) from Chiclayo (c. 577 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Lambayeque (c. 43 700 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Monsefú (c. 25 700 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Pimentel (c. 15 600 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Santa Rosa (c. 10 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Mochumí (c. 7 500 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from San José (c. 7 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Monsefú, Santa Rosa, San José.
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 four 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. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 73 km W of Morrope, Peru.
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