A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Uchiza in Peru on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 15:10:56 / 3:10 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 02/08/17 / 2017-08-02 20:10:56 / August 2, 2017 @ 8:10 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10009j0s. Unique identifier: us10009j0s. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38.48 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -76.0763 West, latitude -8.4936 South, depth = 38.48 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tingo María, Tocache, Uchiza. Epicenter of the earthquake was 90 km (56 miles) from Tingo María (c. 53 200 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Tocache (c. 29 000 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Uchiza (c. 17 700 pop).
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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 42 km E of Uchiza, Peru.
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