A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Jayune in Peru. The temblor was detected at 19:53:54 / 7:53 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000a985. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a985. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.2755 West, latitude -15.4188 South, depth = 150.54 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 150.54 km (94 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/08/17 / 2017-08-18 00:53:54 / August 18, 2017 @ 12:53 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ayaviri, Hacienda Huancane (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 95 km (59 miles) from Ayaviri (c. 19 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Hacienda Huancane (c. 7 800 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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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