A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Paracas in Peru. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/07/17 / 2017-07-20 21:00:18 / July 20, 2017 @ 9:00 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -76.2106 West, latitude -13.8448 South, depth = 65.56 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a0we. Id of event: us2000a0we. 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 65.56 km (41 miles). The temblor was reported at 16:00:18 / 4:00 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Ica (c. 246 800 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Chincha Alta (c. 153 100 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Pisco (c. 61 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Imperial (c. 32 300 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Nuevo Imperial (c. 32 300 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from San Vicente de Cañete (c. 25 500 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from San Clemente (c. 15 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Imperial, San Vicente de Cañete, Nuevo Imperial (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop).
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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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