A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Chipispaya in Peru. The epicenter was at a depth of 108.83 km (68 miles). Unique identifier: us10004wjq. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004wjq. The temblor was picked up at 10:16:42 / 10:16 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/03/16 / 2016-03-07 15:16:42 / March 7, 2016 @ 3:16 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -70.1595 West, latitude -17.7383 South, depth = 108.83 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Tacna (c. 280 100 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Arica (c. 186 000 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Ilabaya (c. 9 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop), Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arica, Ilabaya, Tacna.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 27 km SSE of Chipispaya, Peru. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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