A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 247 km NE of Barranca, Peru (153 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -75.4398 West, latitude -2.9838 South, depth = 144.11 km. The temblor was detected at 04:56:04 / 4:56 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 144.11 km (90 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000itj2. Event ids that are associated: us2000itj2. Global time and date of event 14/12/18 / 2018-12-14 09:56:04 / December 14, 2018 @ 9:56 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 three 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.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 247 km NE of Barranca, Peru.
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