A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Paracas in Peru. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/01/17 / 2017-01-28 11:39:42 / January 28, 2017 @ 11:39 am. Id of earthquake: us10007vxh. Event ids that are associated: us10007vxh. Exact location of earthquake, -76.3387° West, -14.4125° South, depth 28.78 km. The temblor was reported at 06:39:42 / 6:39 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28.78 km (18 miles).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Clemente, Villa Tupac Amaru, Pisco. Epicenter of the event was 76 km (47 miles) from Ica (c. 246 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Pisco (c. 61 900 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from San Clemente (c. 15 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Villa Tupac Amaru (c. 11 200 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Santiago (c. 10 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Subtanjalla (c. 9 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Los Aquijes (c. 7 800 pop).
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. 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 sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 60 km S of Paracas, Peru.
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