A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Taquile in Peru on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -69.7067 West, latitude -15.9232 South, depth = 244.66 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 244.66 km (152 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:18:59 / 2:18 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10008rsd. Event ids that are associated: us10008rsd. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/05/17 / 2017-05-12 07:18:59 / May 12, 2017 @ 7:18 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yunguyo, Juliaca, Putina (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 66 km (41 miles) from Juliaca (c. 245 700 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Puno (c. 116 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Yunguyo (c. 16 100 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Ilave (c. 16 000 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Atuncolla (c. 12 700 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Putina (c. 8 100 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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