A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Chancay in Peru on Wednesday. Event id: us20008fu6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008fu6. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/02/17 / 2017-02-02 04:39:51 / February 2, 2017 @ 4:39 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 23:39:51 / 11:39 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 67.37 km (42 miles). Exact location, longitude -77.2242° West, latitude -11.6951° South, depth = 67.37 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Végueta, Huaura, Caleta de Carquín (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Lima (c. 7 737 000 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Callao (c. 813 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Surco (c. 251 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Chosica (c. 88 600 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from San Isidro (c. 68 300 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Huaral (c. 62 200 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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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