A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Papayal in Peru. The temblor was reported at 08:45:33 / 8:45 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/01/18 / 2018-01-23 13:45:33 / January 23, 2018 @ 1:45 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000cn31. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000cn31. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -80.733 West, latitude -3.9807 South, depth = 36.27 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 36.27 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface.
The epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Tumbes (c. 109 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Talara (c. 99 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Huaquillas (c. 39 800 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from La Breita (c. 17 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Zarumilla (c. 16 900 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Zorritos (c. 12 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Las Lomas, Talara, Celica (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop), Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 10 km N of Papayal, Peru. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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