A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Paramonga in Peru. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 50.65 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 50.65 km, -78.2695° West, -10.7413° South. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/12/19 / 2019-12-28 05:57:03 / December 28, 2019 @ 5:57 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 00:57:03 / 12:57 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us70006rt6. Unique identifier: us70006rt6. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (52 miles) from Huacho (c. 54 500 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Barranca (c. 46 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Paramonga (c. 27 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Hualmay (c. 26 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Huaura (c. 20 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Huarmey (c. 16 200 pop). Close country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Huacho, Huaura, Hualmay (min 5000 pop).
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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 48 km W of Paramonga, Peru.
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