A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Matucana in Peru. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 14:36:06 / 2:36 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 14/10/17 / 2017-10-14 19:36:06 / October 14, 2017 @ 7:36 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -76.4144° West, latitude -11.9671° South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us1000as9q. Event ids that are associated: us1000as9q.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mala, Callao, La Oroya (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Lima (c. 7 737 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Callao (c. 813 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Surco (c. 251 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Chosica (c. 88 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from San Isidro (c. 68 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from La Oroya (c. 33 300 pop). Close country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 13 km S of Matucana, Peru.
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