A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Tacna in Peru on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 06/03/17 / 2017-03-06 00:26:36 / March 6, 2017 @ 12:26 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us1000876w. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000876w. Exact location of event, longitude -70.0413 West, latitude -18.1375 South, depth = 101.24 km. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:26:36 / 7:26 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 101.24 km (63 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arica, Tacna (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop), Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 26 km (16 miles) from Tacna (c. 280 100 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Arica (c. 186 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 26 km SE of Tacna, Peru.
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