A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Paramonga in Peru. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000a4bm. Unique identifier: us2000a4bm. Exact location of earthquake, -78.1151° West, -10.6022° South, depth 62.6 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 62.6 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/08/17 / 2017-08-03 23:17:23 / August 3, 2017 @ 11:17 pm. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:17:23 / 6:17 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Huacho (c. 54 500 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Barranca (c. 46 300 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Paramonga (c. 27 600 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Hualmay (c. 26 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Huaura (c. 20 700 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Huarmey (c. 16 200 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Supe (c. 13 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Huacho, Hualmay, Huaura (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 31 km WNW of Paramonga, Peru.
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