A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Lluta in Peru on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, -72.0315° West, -15.7472° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 09:50:50 / 9:50 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008m80. Id of event: us10008m80. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/04/17 / 2017-04-30 14:50:50 / April 30, 2017 @ 2:50 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arequipa, Yura, Orcopampa (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 90 km (56 miles) from Arequipa (c. 841 100 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Lluta (c. 6 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Yura (c. 5 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Orcopampa (c. 5 600 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days eighteen 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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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 29 km N of Lluta, Peru. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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