A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Ilabaya in Peru on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 127.24 km (79 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:12:06 / 10:12 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 24/02/17 / 2017-02-24 03:12:06 / February 24, 2017 @ 3:12 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -70.6524° West, latitude -17.6019° South, depth = 127.24 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008lxn. Unique identifier: us20008lxn.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ilo, Pacocha, Tacna. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 62 km (39 miles) from Tacna (c. 280 100 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Moquegua (c. 54 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Ilo (c. 53 500 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Ilabaya (c. 9 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Pacocha (c. 7 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Torata (c. 7 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 24 km SW of Ilabaya, Peru. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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