A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Lluta in Peru. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/12/15 / 2015-12-30 16:18:51 / December 30, 2015 @ 4:18 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10004afc. Event ids that are associated: us10004afc. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.0644 West, latitude -15.9169 South, depth = 137.54 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:18:51 / 11:18 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 137.54 km (85 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (48 miles) from Arequipa (c. 841 100 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Lluta (c. 6 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Yura (c. 5 700 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Orcopampa (c. 5 600 pop). Close country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Orcopampa, Arequipa, Yura.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 12 km NNW of Lluta, Peru. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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