A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Santa Lucia in Peru on Thursday. Global time and date of event 08/09/16 / 2016-09-08 09:38:45 / September 8, 2016 @ 9:38 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -70.4854° West, latitude -15.6336° South, depth = 192.75 km. Event id: us10006mzm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006mzm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:38:45 / 4:38 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 192.75 km (120 miles).
Event epicenter was 41 km (25 miles) from Juliaca (c. 245 700 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Puno (c. 116 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Ayaviri (c. 19 300 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Azángaro (c. 13 300 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Atuncolla (c. 12 700 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Hacienda Huancane (c. 7 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Azángaro, Ayaviri, Puno (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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