A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Sullana in Peru on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 08:13:06 / 8:13 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/12/20 / 2020-12-30 08:13:06 / December 30, 2020 @ 8:13 am. Exact location of event, depth 80.95 km, -80.6013° West, -4.9994° South. Unique identifier: us6000d6rs. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d6rs. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 80.95 km (50 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Breita, Talara, Buenos Aires (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 22 km (14 miles) from Piura (c. 325 500 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Sullana (c. 160 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Talara (c. 99 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Chulucanas (c. 68 800 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Catacaos (c. 57 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Paita (c. 56 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop).
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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 14 km SE of Sullana, Peru.
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