A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Catacaos in Peru. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -80.4563 West, latitude -5.4215 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 22:57:04 / 10:57 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 22/12/17 / 2017-12-22 03:57:04 / December 22, 2017 @ 3:57 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000buw7. Unique identifier: us1000buw7.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Las Lomas, Paita, Salinera Colán (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 32 km (20 miles) from Piura (c. 325 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Sullana (c. 160 800 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Chulucanas (c. 68 800 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Catacaos (c. 57 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Paita (c. 56 200 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from La Unión (c. 34 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Tambo Grande (c. 30 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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