A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Végueta in Peru on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/02/21 / 2021-02-05 23:55:21 / February 5, 2021 @ 11:55 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 66.79 km (42 miles). Exact location, longitude -77.7656° West, latitude -10.9881° South, depth = 66.79 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000dez0. Unique identifier: us6000dez0. The temblor was reported at 23:55:21 / 11:55 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 83 km (52 miles) from Huaral (c. 62 200 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Huacho (c. 54 500 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Barranca (c. 46 300 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Paramonga (c. 27 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Chancay (c. 27 000 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Hualmay (c. 26 700 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Huaura (c. 20 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chancay, Huaral, Sayán (min 5000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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