A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Sayan in Peru on Thursday. Unique identifier: us20007z9s. Ids that are associated to the event: us20007z9s. The temblor was reported at 14:07:27 / 2:07 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/12/16 / 2016-12-08 19:07:27 / December 8, 2016 @ 7:07 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 75.06 km (47 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -76.8477 West, latitude -11.2708 South, depth = 75.06 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Lima (c. 7 737 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Callao (c. 813 300 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Surco (c. 251 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Chosica (c. 88 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Cerro de Pasco (c. 78 900 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from San Isidro (c. 68 300 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Huaral (c. 62 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Surco, Carhuamayo, San Isidro (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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