A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Huancavelica in Peru on Monday. Exact location of event, longitude -74.8461 West, latitude -13.1752 South, depth = 67.39 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:29:21 / 9:29 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10006p29. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006p29. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/09/16 / 2016-09-12 14:29:21 / September 12, 2016 @ 2:29 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 67.39 km (42 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pampas, Huanta, Ayacucho (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Ayacucho (c. 140 000 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Huancavelica (c. 41 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Huanta (c. 18 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Pampas (c. 5 500 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 47 km SSE of Huancavelica, Peru. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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