A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Orcopampa in Peru. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:13:18 / 4:13 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/01/17 / 2017-01-19 21:13:18 / January 19, 2017 @ 9:13 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.6655 West, latitude -14.9623 South, depth = 122.06 km. Event id: us10007u6l. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007u6l. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 122.06 km (76 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Orcopampa (c. 5 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Orcopampa (min 5000 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 two, 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.
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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: 48 km NW of Orcopampa, Peru.
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