A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Orcopampa in Peru on Tuesday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:23:50 / 5:23 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us200050nh. Unique identifier: us200050nh. Exact location, longitude -72.9166° West, latitude -15.6514° South, depth = 87.28 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/02/16 / 2016-02-16 22:23:50 / February 16, 2016 @ 10:23 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 87.28 km (54 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Orcopampa (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 75 km (47 miles) from Orcopampa (c. 5 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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