A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Oxapampa in Peru on Sunday. 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 48.2 km (30 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -75.4491 West, latitude -10.5935 South, depth = 48.2 km. The temblor was reported at 22:50:27 / 10:50 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/02/17 / 2017-02-20 03:50:27 / February 20, 2017 @ 3:50 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us100085z3. Ids that are associated to the event: us100085z3.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tinyahuarco, Cerro de Pasco, Junín (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Cerro de Pasco (c. 78 900 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Junín (c. 15 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from San Ramón (c. 14 700 pop), 5 km (3 miles) from Oxapampa (c. 12 000 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Carhuamayo (c. 9 100 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Villa Rica (c. 7 400 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 5 km WSW of Oxapampa, Peru. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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