A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Chancay in Peru on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude -77.2057 West, latitude -11.6379 South, depth = 67.11 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 67.11 km (42 miles). Global time and date of event 09/07/17 / 2017-07-09 01:07:26 / July 9, 2017 @ 1:07 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us100098a3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100098a3. The temblor was reported at 20:07:26 / 8:07 pm (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 49 km (30 miles) from Lima (c. 7 737 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Callao (c. 813 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Surco (c. 251 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Chosica (c. 88 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from San Isidro (c. 68 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Huaral (c. 62 200 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Huacho (c. 54 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Bartolo, Végueta, Huaura.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 9 km SE of Chancay, Peru.
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