A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Zorritos in Peru. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d0c8. Id of event: us7000d0c8. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/01/21 / 2021-01-15 15:13:50 / January 15, 2021 @ 3:13 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 52.21 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:13:50 / 3:13 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -80.8455 West, latitude -3.8084 South, depth = 52.21 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop), Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Tumbes (c. 109 200 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Talara (c. 99 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Huaquillas (c. 39 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from La Breita (c. 17 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Zarumilla (c. 16 900 pop), 23 km (15 miles) from Zorritos (c. 12 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from El Alto (c. 9 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Talara, Huaquillas, Aguas Verdes (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 23 km SW of Zorritos, Peru. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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