A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Sechura in Peru on Thursday. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000d2zi. Unique identifier: us2000d2zi. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:18:53 / 7:18 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/02/18 / 2018-02-16 00:18:53 / February 16, 2018 @ 12:18 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 21.81 km (14 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -81.0714 West, latitude -5.7834 South, depth = 21.81 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Piura (c. 325 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Catacaos (c. 57 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Paita (c. 56 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from La Unión (c. 34 800 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Sechura (c. 23 000 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Salinera Colán (c. 14 200 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Vice (c. 12 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salinera Colán, Piura, Paita (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 37 km SW of Sechura, Peru.
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