A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Pisco in Peru. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:30:44 / 1:30 am (local time epicenter). 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 35 km (22 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -76.3716 West, latitude -13.7161 South, depth = 35 km. Unique identifier: us2000a7jb. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a7jb. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/08/17 / 2017-08-12 06:30:44 / August 12, 2017 @ 6:30 am.
Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santiago, Quilmaná, Los Aquijes. Event epicenter was 80 km (49 miles) from Ica (c. 246 800 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Chincha Alta (c. 153 100 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Pisco (c. 61 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Imperial (c. 32 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Nuevo Imperial (c. 32 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from San Vicente de Cañete (c. 25 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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