A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Sechura in Peru on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -80.9827 West, latitude -5.7493 South, depth = 26 km. The temblor was picked up at 01:16:19 / 1:16 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000dbz0. Unique identifier: us2000dbz0. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 26 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/03/18 / 2018-03-04 06:16:19 / March 4, 2018 @ 6:16 am.
Earthquake epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Piura (c. 325 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Catacaos (c. 57 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Paita (c. 56 200 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from La Unión (c. 34 800 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Sechura (c. 23 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Salinera Colán (c. 14 200 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Vice (c. 12 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Huaca, Salinera Colán, Paita. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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: 27 km SW of Sechura, Peru.
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