A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Matucana in Peru. The temblor was reported at 23:10:38 / 11:10 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 15/09/17 / 2017-09-15 04:10:38 / September 15, 2017 @ 4:10 am UTC/GMT. 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 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000an31. Unique identifier: us2000an31. Exact location, longitude -76.403° West, latitude -11.9168° South, depth = 10 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mala, Callao, Chilca. Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from Lima (c. 7 737 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Callao (c. 813 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Surco (c. 251 600 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Chosica (c. 88 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from San Isidro (c. 68 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from La Oroya (c. 33 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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