4.5 Strikes Northern Peru

Earthquake location -9.8401S, -78.5724W

A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported near the coast of northern Peru kilometers (0 miles) from northern Peru on Tuesday. Unique identifier: us1000huc2. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000huc2. Exact location of event, longitude -78.5724 West, latitude -9.8401 South, depth = 58.71 km. The temblor was detected at 07:56:12 / 7:56 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/11/18 / 2018-11-20 07:56:12 / November 20, 2018 @ 7:56 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 58.71 km (36 miles).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Puerto Santa, Coishco, Chimbote (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 84 km (52 miles) from Chimbote (c. 317 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Huarmey (c. 16 200 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Coishco (c. 15 100 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Puerto Santa (c. 14 100 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2018/11/20/light-earthquake-4-5-mag-strikes-near-northern-peru/

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