A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Zorritos in Peru on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 27.84 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -80.8815 West, latitude -3.6911 South, depth = 27.84 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/03/17 / 2017-03-21 04:29:11 / March 21, 2017 @ 4:29 am. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:29:11 / 11:29 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us20008tgi. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008tgi.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 50 km (31 miles) from Tumbes (c. 109 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Huaquillas (c. 39 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from La Breita (c. 17 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Zarumilla (c. 16 900 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Zorritos (c. 12 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from El Alto (c. 9 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Aguas Verdes (c. 9 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Huaquillas, Aguas Verdes, El Alto (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop), Peru (c. 29 907 000 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 one and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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