A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Minas de Marcona in Peru on Thursday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:09:21 / 7:09 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/05/19 / 2019-05-30 12:09:21 / May 30, 2019 @ 12:09 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31.2 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us70003t6q. Event ids that are associated: us70003t6q. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -75.6981 West, latitude -15.1524 South, depth = 31.2 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (55 miles) from Nazca (c. 23 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Minas de Marcona (c. 15 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Palpa (c. 5 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nazca, Palpa, Minas de Marcona (min 5000 pop).
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 four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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