A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Vegueta in Peru on Tuesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 74.42 km (46 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:08:41 / 8:08 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 74.42 km, -77.7362° West, -11.057° South. Event id: us1000e9wd. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000e9wd. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/05/18 / 2018-05-22 13:08:41 / May 22, 2018 @ 1:08 pm.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chancay, Huaral, Sayán (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Huaral (c. 62 200 pop), 15 km (10 miles) from Huacho (c. 54 500 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Barranca (c. 46 300 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Paramonga (c. 27 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Chancay (c. 27 000 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Hualmay (c. 26 700 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Huaura (c. 20 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, 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. 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 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 WSW of Vegueta, Peru. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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