A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Chivay in Peru. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -71.77 West, latitude -15.78 South, depth = 12 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:50:51 / 9:50 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/02/16 / 2016-02-28 14:50:51 / February 28, 2016 @ 2:50 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004tdg. Id of event: us10004tdg.
Epicenter of the event was 73 km (46 miles) from Arequipa (c. 841 100 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Hacienda Huancane (c. 7 800 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Lluta (c. 6 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Yura (c. 5 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Orcopampa (c. 5 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hacienda Huancane, Orcopampa, Arequipa (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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-one 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 23 km SW of Chivay, Peru.
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