A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Perene in Peru on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, -75.1837° West, -10.856° South, depth 31.93 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a3zl. Id of event: us2000a3zl. The temblor was picked up at 02:35:59 / 2:35 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 03/08/17 / 2017-08-03 07:35:59 / August 3, 2017 @ 7:35 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31.93 km (20 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Carhuamayo, Mazamari, San Pedro de Cajas. Close country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Event epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Tarma (c. 51 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Satipo (c. 15 500 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from San Ramón (c. 14 700 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Oxapampa (c. 12 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Carhuamayo (c. 9 100 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Villa Rica (c. 7 400 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. 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: 11 km NNE of Perene, Peru.
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