A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Macusani in Peru on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 73.24 km (46 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 73.24 km, -69.9015° West, -13.6949° South. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/02/16 / 2016-02-28 19:05:45 / February 28, 2016 @ 7:05 pm. The temblor was detected at 14:05:45 / 2:05 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004tfi. Id of event: us10004tfi. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 72 km (45 miles) from Macusani (c. 6 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Macusani.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 71 km NE of Macusani, Peru.
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