A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Huarmey in Peru. The temblor was detected at 10:13:17 / 10:13 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -78.5191° West, -9.7762° South, depth 59.65 km. Event id: us2000hf65. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hf65. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/09/18 / 2018-09-15 15:13:17 / September 15, 2018 @ 3:13 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 59.65 km (37 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from Chimbote (c. 317 000 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Huarmey (c. 16 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Coishco (c. 15 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Puerto Santa (c. 14 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Puerto Santa, Coishco, Chimbote. 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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