A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Huarmey in Peru on Sunday. The temblor was reported at 23:16:07 / 11:16 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -78.2991° West, latitude -9.7583° South, depth = 62.13 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/08/18 / 2018-08-27 04:16:07 / August 27, 2018 @ 4:16 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 62.13 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us1000ghu5. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000ghu5.
Nearby country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yungay, Carhuaz, Coishco. Event epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Chimbote (c. 317 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Huaraz (c. 86 900 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Huarmey (c. 16 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Coishco (c. 15 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Yungay (c. 5 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Carhuaz (c. 5 000 pop).
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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 37 km NNW of Huarmey, Peru. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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