A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from San Juan in Peru. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 61.43 km (38 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 61.43 km, -74.3884° West, -14.8094° South. The temblor was reported at 17:39:16 / 5:39 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us7000djjv. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000djjv. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/03/21 / 2021-03-15 17:39:16 / March 15, 2021 @ 5:39 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 59 km (37 miles) from Nazca (c. 23 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Minas de Marcona (c. 15 500 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Puquio (c. 10 500 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Coracora (c. 7 400 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Palpa (c. 5 900 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Tambo (c. 5 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palpa, Minas de Marcona, Coracora (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 25 km SW of San Juan, Peru.
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