A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Huancavelica in Peru. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/12/16 / 2016-12-21 11:18:59 / December 21, 2016 @ 11:18 am. The temblor was detected at 06:18:59 / 6:18 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 84.14 km (52 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10007lp9. Unique identifier: us10007lp9. Exact location of event, depth 84.14 km, -75.0866° West, -13.5178° South.
Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ayacucho, Santiago, Ica (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Ica (c. 246 800 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Ayacucho (c. 140 000 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Huancavelica (c. 41 600 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Santiago (c. 10 400 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Subtanjalla (c. 9 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Los Aquijes (c. 7 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from San Juan Bautista (c. 6 900 pop).
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 two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 83 km S of Huancavelica, Peru. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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