A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Chivay in Peru on Monday. Event id: us10004rtm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004rtm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 21.56 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/02/16 / 2016-02-22 20:29:38 / February 22, 2016 @ 8:29 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 15:29:38 / 3:29 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -71.7626° West, -15.7315° South, depth 21.56 km.
Nearby country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (49 miles) from Arequipa (c. 841 100 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Hacienda Huancane (c. 7 800 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Lluta (c. 6 000 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Yura (c. 5 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Orcopampa (c. 5 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hacienda Huancane, Orcopampa, Arequipa (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 20 km WSW of Chivay, Peru. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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