A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Coishco in Peru. Exact location of earthquake, -79.256° West, -9.4376° South, depth 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20008l57. Event ids that are associated: us20008l57. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/02/17 / 2017-02-09 17:53:19 / February 9, 2017 @ 5:53 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 12:53:19 / 12:53 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coishco, Chimbote, Puerto Santa. Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Chimbote (c. 317 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Coishco (c. 15 100 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Puerto Santa (c. 14 100 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 83 km WSW of Coishco, Peru.
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