A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Ilave in Peru on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 11:39:44 / 11:39 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/04/17 / 2017-04-29 16:39:44 / April 29, 2017 @ 4:39 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 220.92 km (137 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -69.7854 West, latitude -16.1956 South, depth = 220.92 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008pnm. Id of event: us10008pnm.
Event epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Juliaca (c. 245 700 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Puno (c. 116 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Yunguyo (c. 16 100 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Ilave (c. 16 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Atuncolla (c. 12 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Putina (c. 8 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Desaguadero, Putina, Juliaca. Nearby country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 17 km SW of Ilave, Peru.
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