A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Ambo in Peru. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -76.2256° West, -10.0901° South, depth 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/05/20 / 2020-05-31 03:57:42 / May 31, 2020 @ 3:57 am. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:57:42 / 3:57 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000a30l. Id of event: us6000a30l.
Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 18 km (11 miles) from Huánuco (c. 148 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Cerro de Pasco (c. 78 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Tingo María (c. 53 200 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Chaupimarca (c. 28 700 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Yanacancha (c. 23 200 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Carhuamayo (c. 9 100 pop), 5 km (3 miles) from Ambo (c. 6 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Carhuamayo, Tingo María, Oyón.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 5 km NNW of Ambo, Peru.
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