A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Iquitos in Peru on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:03:17 / 5:03 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -74.0341° West, -3.7161° South. Global time and date of event 09/08/17 / 2017-08-09 22:03:17 / August 9, 2017 @ 10:03 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000a83f. Unique identifier: us2000a83f. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Iquitos (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Iquitos (c. 437 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 87 km W of Iquitos, Peru. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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