A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Palpa in Peru on Thursday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/09/18 / 2018-09-20 08:45:18 / September 20, 2018 @ 8:45 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 24.35 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -75.8018 West, latitude -14.8837 South, depth = 24.35 km. The temblor was picked up at 03:45:18 / 3:45 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000hhgs. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hhgs.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Subtanjalla, Nazca, Ica (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (57 miles) from Ica (c. 246 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Nazca (c. 23 600 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Minas de Marcona (c. 15 500 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Santiago (c. 10 400 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Subtanjalla (c. 9 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Los Aquijes (c. 7 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Palpa (c. 5 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 76 km WSW of Palpa, Peru. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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