A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Chuquitira in Peru. Exact location of event, longitude -69.9681 West, latitude -17.3461 South, depth = 142.67 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:29:28 / 6:29 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 06/03/16 / 2016-03-06 11:29:28 / March 6, 2016 @ 11:29 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004whs. Id of event: us10004whs. 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 142.67 km (89 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 80 km (50 miles) from Tacna (c. 280 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Ilabaya (c. 9 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tacna, Ilabaya.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 10 km SE of Chuquitira, Peru. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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