A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Contamana in Peru on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 43.11 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 16/05/17 / 2017-05-16 13:56:21 / May 16, 2017 @ 1:56 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -75.731 West, latitude -7.5765 South, depth = 43.11 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008udr. Id of event: us10008udr. The temblor was picked up at 08:56:21 / 8:56 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Contamana (c. 13 900 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Picota (c. 6 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Picota, Contamana (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 four 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 83 km WSW of Contamana, Peru. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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