A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Paracas in Peru on Thursday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/12/19 / 2019-12-19 13:55:35 / December 19, 2019 @ 1:55 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -76.4173 West, latitude -13.8796 South, depth = 51.77 km. Id of earthquake: us70006uad. Event ids that are associated: us70006uad. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 08:55:35 / 8:55 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 51.77 km (32 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Imperial, Nuevo Imperial, San Vicente de Cañete (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from Ica (c. 246 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Chincha Alta (c. 153 100 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Pisco (c. 61 900 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Imperial (c. 32 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Nuevo Imperial (c. 32 300 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from San Vicente de Cañete (c. 25 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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