A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Paramonga in Peru on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -78.5164 West, latitude -10.6613 South, depth = 39.44 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000jf12. Unique identifier: us2000jf12. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/02/19 / 2019-02-07 21:56:35 / February 7, 2019 @ 9:56 pm. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:56:35 / 4:56 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 39.44 km (25 miles).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Supe, Puerto Supe, Barranca (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 83 km (51 miles) from Barranca (c. 46 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Paramonga (c. 27 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Huarmey (c. 16 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Supe (c. 13 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Pativilca (c. 13 600 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Puerto Supe (c. 11 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 nine 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 74 km W of Paramonga, Peru. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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