A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Saposoa in Peru on Thursday. Id of earthquake: us10004c41. Event ids that are associated: us10004c41. Exact location of earthquake, -76.8565° West, -6.7995° South, depth 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 14:55:43 / January 7, 2016 @ 2:55 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:55:43 / 9:55 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Event epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Moyobamba (c. 44 300 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Juanjuí (c. 37 700 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Rioja (c. 25 100 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Bellavista (c. 15 200 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Saposoa (c. 14 900 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Tabalosos (c. 14 700 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Lamas (c. 13 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rioja, Moyobamba, Chazuta (min 5000 pop).
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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 17 km NNW of Saposoa, Peru. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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