A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Moquegua in Peru on Thursday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/03/17 / 2017-03-30 18:50:45 / March 30, 2017 @ 6:50 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 13:50:45 / 1:50 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008dcf. Unique identifier: us10008dcf. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 78.35 km (49 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.1695 West, latitude -17.0017 South, depth = 78.35 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mollendo, Ilabaya, Arequipa (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Arequipa (c. 841 100 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Moquegua (c. 54 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Ilo (c. 53 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Mollendo (c. 29 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Ilabaya (c. 9 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Cocachacra (c. 8 800 pop).
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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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. 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: 32 km NW of Moquegua, Peru.
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