A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Orcopampa in Peru. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/04/17 / 2017-04-30 17:35:49 / April 30, 2017 @ 5:35 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -72.5681° West, -15.5752° South, depth 10 km. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:35:49 / 12:35 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us10008m8y. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008m8y. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Lluta (c. 6 000 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Orcopampa (c. 5 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lluta, Orcopampa (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 41 km SW of Orcopampa, Peru.
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