A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Paracas in Peru on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -76.4897 West, latitude -14.4787 South, depth = 36.66 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/07/17 / 2017-07-13 05:12:56 / July 13, 2017 @ 5:12 am. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:12:56 / 12:12 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20009vwa. Ids that are associated to the event: us20009vwa. The epicenter was at a depth of 36.66 km (23 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (56 miles) from Pisco (c. 61 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Villa Tupac Amaru (c. 11 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Santiago (c. 10 400 pop). Close country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Villa Tupac Amaru, Pisco, Santiago.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 71 km SSW of Paracas, Peru.
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