A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Minas de Marcona in Peru on Wednesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/01/21 / 2021-01-20 22:49:26 / January 20, 2021 @ 10:49 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us7000d1up. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000d1up. Exact location, longitude -75.6119° West, latitude -15.0308° South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 22:49:26 / 10:49 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santiago, Nazca, Palpa (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Nazca (c. 23 600 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Minas de Marcona (c. 15 500 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Santiago (c. 10 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Palpa (c. 5 900 pop).
Each 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 two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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