A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Puerto Santa in Peru. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:44:47 / 1:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -79.2645° West, -9.2227° South, depth 47.73 km. 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 47.73 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/02/20 / 2020-02-21 06:44:47 / February 21, 2020 @ 6:44 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us70007u0y. Unique identifier: us70007u0y.
Close country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Chimbote (c. 317 000 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Coishco (c. 15 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Puerto Santa (c. 14 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chimbote, Coishco, Puerto Santa.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 72 km WSW of Puerto Santa, Peru. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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