A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Huacho in Peru on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 25/12/17 / 2017-12-25 02:17:12 / December 25, 2017 @ 2:17 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 21:17:12 / 9:17 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 70.52 km (44 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us1000bvtv. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000bvtv. Exact location of event, longitude -77.6089 West, latitude -11.2729 South, depth = 70.52 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 50 km (31 miles) from Huaral (c. 62 200 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Huacho (c. 54 500 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Barranca (c. 46 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Paramonga (c. 27 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Chancay (c. 27 000 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Hualmay (c. 26 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Paramonga, Pativilca, Barranca (min 5000 pop).
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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 18 km S of Huacho, Peru.
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