A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Changuillo in Peru. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/01/21 / 2021-01-21 00:27:45 / January 21, 2021 @ 12:27 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -75.5424 West, latitude -14.9523 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d1vf. Id of event: us7000d1vf. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 00:27:45 / 12:27 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 100 km (62 miles) from Ica (c. 246 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Nazca (c. 23 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Minas de Marcona (c. 15 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Santiago (c. 10 400 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Los Aquijes (c. 7 800 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Palpa (c. 5 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ica, Los Aquijes, Santiago (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 46 km SW of Changuillo, Peru. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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