A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Ilo in Peru. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 69.46 km (43 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.3403 West, latitude -17.6155 South, depth = 69.46 km. The temblor was picked up at 23:27:28 / 11:27 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us10007nus. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007nus. Global time and date of event 31/12/16 / 2016-12-31 04:27:28 / December 31, 2016 @ 4:27 am UTC/GMT.
Earthquake epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Moquegua (c. 54 500 pop), 3 km (2 miles) from Ilo (c. 53 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Ilabaya (c. 9 500 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Cocachacra (c. 8 800 pop), 4 km (2 miles) from Pacocha (c. 7 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Torata (c. 7 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ilabaya, Torata, Cocachacra. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop).
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 has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 2 km N of Ilo, Peru.
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