A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Moquegua in Peru. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008shr. Unique identifier: us20008shr. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 120.74 km (75 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/03/17 / 2017-03-16 15:25:25 / March 16, 2017 @ 3:25 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -71.0485 West, latitude -17.0759 South, depth = 120.74 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:25:25 / 10:25 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (57 miles) from Arequipa (c. 841 100 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Moquegua (c. 54 500 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Ilo (c. 53 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Ilabaya (c. 9 500 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Cocachacra (c. 8 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Pacocha (c. 7 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arequipa, Punta de Bombón, Cocachacra. Close country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 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 three and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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