A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Arequipa in Peru on Saturday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/12/15 / 2015-12-19 12:12:15 / December 19, 2015 @ 12:12 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us100049ln. Unique identifier: us100049ln. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:12:15 / 7:12 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 49.18 km (31 miles). Exact location, longitude -71.1372° West, latitude -16.5063° South, depth = 49.18 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cocachacra, Hacienda Huancane, Moquegua. The epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Arequipa (c. 841 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Moquegua (c. 54 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Cocachacra (c. 8 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Hacienda Huancane (c. 7 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Torata (c. 7 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Yura (c. 5 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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