A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Puerto Santa in Peru on Wednesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/06/18 / 2018-06-20 19:47:48 / June 20, 2018 @ 7:47 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:47:48 / 2:47 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 62.68 km (39 miles). Exact location of event, depth 62.68 km, -78.8477° West, -9.1657° South. Id of earthquake: us1000ewsc. Event ids that are associated: us1000ewsc.
Event epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Chimbote (c. 317 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Virú (c. 20 800 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Coishco (c. 15 100 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Puerto Santa (c. 14 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Virú, Chimbote, Coishco (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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