A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Oxapampa in Peru on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -74.9868° West, latitude -10.3283° South, depth = 114.02 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/03/17 / 2017-03-31 01:45:51 / March 31, 2017 @ 1:45 am. The temblor was detected at 20:45:51 / 8:45 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 114.02 km (71 miles). Unique identifier: us10008dfd. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008dfd.
The epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from San Ramón (c. 14 700 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Oxapampa (c. 12 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Villa Rica (c. 7 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Perené (c. 6 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Ramón, Perené, Villa Rica (min 5000 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 eight 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 earthquakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 53 km ENE of Oxapampa, Peru.
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