A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Pimentel in Peru on Thursday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008k68. Id of event: us20008k68. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 40.17 km (25 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -80.64 West, latitude -7.1634 South, depth = 40.17 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/02/17 / 2017-02-16 10:36:08 / February 16, 2017 @ 10:36 am. The temblor was picked up at 05:36:08 / 5:36 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Chiclayo (c. 577 400 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Lambayeque (c. 43 700 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Monsefú (c. 25 700 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Pimentel (c. 15 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Eten (c. 13 700 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Santa Rosa (c. 10 600 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Reque (c. 9 800 pop). Close country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San José, Santa Rosa, Chiclayo (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 four 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.
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