A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Rioja in Peru. Exact location, longitude -77.1325° West, latitude -5.3995° South, depth = 10 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:14:12 / 4:14 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/08/19 / 2019-08-23 21:14:12 / August 23, 2019 @ 9:14 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700057pm. Id of event: us700057pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Soritor, Jepelacio, Barranca (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Moyobamba (c. 44 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Rioja (c. 25 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Soritor (c. 10 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Jepelacio (c. 7 200 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Barranca (c. 5 800 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 72 km N of Rioja, Peru.
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