A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Palpa in Peru. The temblor was reported at 03:09:30 / 3:09 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 78.27 km, -75.0166° West, -14.1248° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 78.27 km (49 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/02/17 / 2017-02-28 08:09:30 / February 28, 2017 @ 8:09 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us20008mw8. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008mw8.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from Ica (c. 246 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Nazca (c. 23 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Santiago (c. 10 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Subtanjalla (c. 9 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Los Aquijes (c. 7 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from San Juan Bautista (c. 6 900 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Palpa (c. 5 900 pop). Nearby 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 Subtanjalla, Nazca, San Juan Bautista.
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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 48 km NNE of Palpa, Peru.
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