A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 93 kilometers (58 miles) from Barranca in Peru on Wednesday. Global time and date of event 16/01/20 / 2020-01-16 02:03:16 / January 16, 2020 @ 2:03 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 101.04 km (63 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:03:16 / 9:03 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us700070nf. Event ids that are associated: us700070nf. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 101.04 km, -77.0209° West, -4.0503° South.
Event epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Barranca (c. 5 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barranca (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 93 km NNW of Barranca, Peru. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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