A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Tinyahuarco in Peru on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10007wlw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007wlw. The temblor was reported at 06:38:30 / 6:38 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 96.77 km, -76.503° West, -11.1797° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 96.77 km (60 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/02/17 / 2017-02-01 11:38:30 / February 1, 2017 @ 11:38 am UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chancay, Huasahuasi, Tarma (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Chosica (c. 88 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Cerro de Pasco (c. 78 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Huaral (c. 62 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Tarma (c. 51 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from La Oroya (c. 33 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Chaupimarca (c. 28 700 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Chancay (c. 27 000 pop).
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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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