Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Aguas Verdes in Peru


Earthquake location -3.4104S, -80.3066WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Aguas Verdes in Peru on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 51.16 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). Exact location of event, longitude -80.3066 West, latitude -3.4104 South, depth = 51.16 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/09/20 / 2020-09-15 06:44:09 / September 15, 2020 @ 6:44 am. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:44:09 / 6:44 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us7000bnff. Event ids that are associated: us7000bnff.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Papayal, Playas, Celica (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop), Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Machala (c. 198 100 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Tumbes (c. 109 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Pasaje (c. 44 900 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Santa Rosa (c. 41 800 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Huaquillas (c. 39 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Playas (c. 30 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Piñas (c. 17 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

Did you feel it?

Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 10 km NW of Aguas Verdes, Peru. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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