A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Chancay in Peru. Exact location of event, depth 69.18 km, -77.2162° West, -11.5931° South. Global time and date of event 18/03/17 / 2017-03-18 20:20:50 / March 18, 2017 @ 8:20 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 69.18 km (43 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20008t2p. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008t2p. The temblor was reported at 15:20:50 / 3:20 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Végueta, Huaura, Caleta de Carquín (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Lima (c. 7 737 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Callao (c. 813 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Surco (c. 251 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Chosica (c. 88 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from San Isidro (c. 68 300 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Huaral (c. 62 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 fourteen 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 6 km ESE of Chancay, Peru.
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