A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Chimbote in Peru on Thursday. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, -78.9296° West, -9.5624° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/06/17 / 2017-06-08 21:24:41 / June 8, 2017 @ 9:24 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us20009le5. Unique identifier: us20009le5. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:24:41 / 4:24 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Puerto Santa, Coishco, Chimbote. Close country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Chimbote (c. 317 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Coishco (c. 15 100 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Puerto Santa (c. 14 100 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 one and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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