A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Tambo in Peru on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10004fqb. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004fqb. The temblor was detected at 17:12:42 / 5:12 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -73.4858° West, -14.5966° South, depth 58.7 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 58.7 km (36 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/01/16 / 2016-01-19 22:12:42 / January 19, 2016 @ 10:12 pm.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Puquio, Coracora, Tambo (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Puquio (c. 10 500 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Coracora (c. 7 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Tambo (c. 5 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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