A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Anta in Peru on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47.43 km (29 miles). The temblor was detected at 17:42:18 / 5:42 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 24/12/15 / 2015-12-24 22:42:18 / December 24, 2015 @ 10:42 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us10004b97. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004b97. Exact location of event, depth 47.43 km, -72.4189° West, -13.5325° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 49 km (30 miles) from Cusco (c. 312 100 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Abancay (c. 55 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 25 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Calca (c. 9 200 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Urubamba (c. 7 500 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Anta (c. 5 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Urcos, Santa Ana, Calca (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop).
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 one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 30 km WSW of Anta, Peru.
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