A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Quilmana in Peru. The epicenter was at a depth of 40.3 km (25 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/01/17 / 2017-01-01 02:45:37 / January 1, 2017 @ 2:45 am. Exact location, longitude -76.5808° West, latitude -12.9288° South, depth = 40.3 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10007p17. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007p17. The temblor was picked up at 21:45:37 / 9:45 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chincha Alta, San Bartolo, Chilca (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from Chincha Alta (c. 153 100 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Imperial (c. 32 300 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Nuevo Imperial (c. 32 300 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from San Vicente de Cañete (c. 25 500 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Mala (c. 17 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Chilca (c. 12 900 pop). 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 quakes in the world.
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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: 21 km W of Quilmana, Peru.
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