A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 88 kilometers (55 miles) from Camana in Peru on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:03:44 / 10:03 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 78.72 km (49 miles). Event id: us2000iv7y. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000iv7y. Exact location of event, longitude -73.2908 West, latitude -16.0457 South, depth = 78.72 km. Global time and date of event 20/12/18 / 2018-12-20 03:03:44 / December 20, 2018 @ 3:03 am UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). The epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Camaná (c. 16 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Camaná (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 88 km NW of Camana, Peru. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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