A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes Peru-Ecuador border region kilometers (0 miles) from Peru-Ecuador border region on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -80.8987 West, latitude -4.0163 South, depth = 35 km. The temblor was picked up at 10:37:23 / 10:37 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/03/17 / 2017-03-24 10:37:23 / March 24, 2017 @ 10:37 am. Event id: us20008u97. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008u97. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguas Verdes, Zarumilla, Talara (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 70 km (44 miles) from Tumbes (c. 109 200 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Talara (c. 99 100 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from La Breita (c. 17 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Zarumilla (c. 16 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Zorritos (c. 12 300 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from El Alto (c. 9 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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