A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Chilca in Peru on Friday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/01/21 / 2021-01-15 23:51:14 / January 15, 2021 @ 11:51 pm. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:51:14 / 11:51 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -77.0955 West, latitude -12.8119 South, depth = 40.73 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 40.73 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us7000d0iv. Event ids that are associated: us7000d0iv.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa María, Nuevo Imperial, Lima (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). The epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Lima (c. 7 737 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Callao (c. 813 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Surco (c. 251 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from San Isidro (c. 68 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Imperial (c. 32 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Nuevo Imperial (c. 32 300 pop), 82 km (51 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 one and in the last 365 days seven 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 50 km SW of Chilca, Peru. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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