A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Lluta in Peru. The epicenter was at a depth of 79.23 km (49 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/01/16 / 2016-01-14 18:30:59 / January 14, 2016 @ 6:30 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -72.5905° West, -15.8857° South, depth 79.23 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:30:59 / 1:30 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20004zli. Event ids that are associated: us20004zli.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Camaná, Orcopampa, Lluta (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Camaná (c. 16 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Lluta (c. 6 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Orcopampa (c. 5 600 pop). Close country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each 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. 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: 63 km WNW of Lluta, Peru.
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