A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Huarichancara in Peru. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -70.9287 West, latitude -15.4589 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/12/16 / 2016-12-15 07:14:48 / December 15, 2016 @ 7:14 am. The temblor was reported at 02:14:48 / 2:14 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us200080yu. Event ids that are associated: us200080yu. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Atuncolla, Juliaca, Ayaviri. Event epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Juliaca (c. 245 700 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Ayaviri (c. 19 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Atuncolla (c. 12 700 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Hacienda Huancane (c. 7 800 pop).
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 eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 24 km NE of Huarichancara, Peru.
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