A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Acolla in Peru. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 46.91 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 06:22:32 / 6:22 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -75.6977 West, latitude -11.723 South, depth = 46.91 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/03/16 / 2016-03-02 11:22:32 / March 2, 2016 @ 11:22 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10004urp. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004urp.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Ramón, Junín, Huayucachi (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Huancayo (c. 376 700 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Tarma (c. 51 400 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from La Oroya (c. 33 300 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Jauja (c. 21 100 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Junín (c. 15 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Ramón (c. 14 700 pop). Nearby 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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