A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Torata in Peru. Exact location of event, longitude -71.0468 West, latitude -16.7257 South, depth = 118 km. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:17:36 / 1:17 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000a521. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a521. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/08/17 / 2017-08-05 06:17:36 / August 5, 2017 @ 6:17 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 118 km (73 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yura, Cocachacra, Arequipa (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Arequipa (c. 841 100 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Moquegua (c. 54 500 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Cocachacra (c. 8 800 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Torata (c. 7 100 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Yura (c. 5 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop).
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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 44 km NNW of Torata, Peru.
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