A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Macusani in Peru. The temblor was detected at 02:21:00 / 2:21 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/08/17 / 2017-08-28 07:21:00 / August 28, 2017 @ 7:21 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 45.36 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000aceq. Unique identifier: us2000aceq. Exact location of event, longitude -70.2049 West, latitude -13.5003 South, depth = 45.36 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Macusani (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Macusani (c. 6 000 pop).
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. 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 have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 69 km NNE of Macusani, Peru.
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