A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Ayaviri in Peru on Thursday. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/12/16 / 2016-12-02 03:04:58 / December 2, 2016 @ 3:04 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us10007e6r. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007e6r. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -70.8014 West, latitude -15.2011 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:04:58 / 10:04 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from Juliaca (c. 245 700 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Ayaviri (c. 19 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Azángaro (c. 13 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Atuncolla (c. 12 700 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Hacienda Huancane (c. 7 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Atuncolla, Juliaca, Azángaro (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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