A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Acari in Peru. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 50.85 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -74.7609 West, latitude -15.4684 South, depth = 50.85 km. The temblor was picked up at 15:50:37 / 3:50 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005wxv. Id of event: us70005wxv. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/10/19 / 2019-10-21 20:50:37 / October 21, 2019 @ 8:50 pm UTC/GMT.
Event epicenter was 73 km (46 miles) from Nazca (c. 23 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Minas de Marcona (c. 15 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nazca, Minas de Marcona (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 16 km WSW of Acari, Peru.
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