A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Callao in Peru. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/12/16 / 2016-12-22 16:43:54 / December 22, 2016 @ 4:43 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 23.29 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 11:43:54 / 11:43 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -77.4328° West, latitude -12.5956° South, depth = 23.29 km. Id of earthquake: us10007m0k. Event ids that are associated: us10007m0k.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa María, Mala, Chilca. Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 76 km (47 miles) from Lima (c. 7 737 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Callao (c. 813 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Surco (c. 251 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from San Isidro (c. 68 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Mala (c. 17 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Santa María (c. 14 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Chilca (c. 12 900 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 ten 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: 66 km SSW of Callao, Peru.
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