A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Layo in Peru on Friday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a9dc. Id of event: us2000a9dc. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.1444 West, latitude -14.7948 South, depth = 158.16 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/08/17 / 2017-08-18 14:36:28 / August 18, 2017 @ 2:36 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 09:36:28 / 9:36 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 158.16 km (98 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquake epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Sicuani (c. 33 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Ayaviri (c. 19 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ayaviri, Sicuani (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 33 km S of Layo, Peru.
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