A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Ayabaca in Peru on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, -79.8949° West, -4.7326° South, depth 73.08 km. Id of earthquake: us10008u0i. Event ids that are associated: us10008u0i. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:14:18 / 5:14 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 21/05/17 / 2017-05-21 10:14:18 / May 21, 2017 @ 10:14 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 73.08 km (45 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop), Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 97 km (60 miles) from Piura (c. 325 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Sullana (c. 160 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Chulucanas (c. 68 800 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Tambo Grande (c. 30 000 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Marcavelica (c. 25 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Querecotillo (c. 25 400 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Cariamanga (c. 16 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Piura, Marcavelica, Sullana.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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