A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Barranca in Peru. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 113.27 km, -77.1356° West, -5.2391° South. Unique identifier: us1000hf1q. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000hf1q. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/10/18 / 2018-10-20 18:42:23 / October 20, 2018 @ 6:42 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 113.27 km (70 miles). The temblor was reported at 13:42:23 / 1:42 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Soritor, Jepelacio, Rioja (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Moyobamba (c. 44 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Rioja (c. 25 100 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Soritor (c. 10 900 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Jepelacio (c. 7 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Barranca (c. 5 800 pop).
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. 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 four 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 65 km SW of Barranca, Peru. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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