A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Salaverry in Peru on Thursday. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000cdk6. Unique identifier: us1000cdk6. Exact location, longitude -79.1473° West, latitude -8.4454° South, depth = 59.18 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 00:35:51 / 12:35 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/02/18 / 2018-02-01 05:35:51 / February 1, 2018 @ 5:35 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 59.18 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Trujillo (c. 747 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Chocope (c. 32 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Laredo (c. 24 700 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Moche (c. 22 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Santiago de Cao (c. 22 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Paiján (c. 21 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Otuzco, Coishco, Puerto Santa (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 30 km SW of Salaverry, Peru. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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