A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 92 km S of Ilo, Peru (57 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.3477 West, latitude -18.4789 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 26/08/17 / 2017-08-26 14:08:45 / August 26, 2017 @ 2:08 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us2000ac1x. Event ids that are associated: us2000ac1x. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 09:08:45 / 9:08 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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