A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Atuncolla in Peru. The temblor was detected at 05:35:47 / 5:35 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -70.3289 West, latitude -15.6095 South, depth = 205.12 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007wlp. Id of event: us10007wlp. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/02/17 / 2017-02-01 10:35:47 / February 1, 2017 @ 10:35 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 205.12 km (127 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Putina, Ilave, Ayaviri (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). The epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Juliaca (c. 245 700 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Puno (c. 116 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Ayaviri (c. 19 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Ilave (c. 16 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Azángaro (c. 13 300 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Atuncolla (c. 12 700 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Putina (c. 8 100 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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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