A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Santiago in Peru. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/09/18 / 2018-09-21 02:30:44 / September 21, 2018 @ 2:30 am. The temblor was detected at 21:30:44 / 9:30 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 17.86 km (11 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000h3c1. Id of event: us1000h3c1. Exact location, longitude -76.3562° West, latitude -14.6421° South, depth = 17.86 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). The epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Ica (c. 246 800 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Santiago (c. 10 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ica, Santiago.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 85 km SW of Santiago, Peru.
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