A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Tingo Maria in Peru. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/12/17 / 2017-12-15 11:11:01 / December 15, 2017 @ 11:11 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 39.81 km (25 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000c4t2. Event ids that are associated: us2000c4t2. Exact location of event, longitude -75.6665 West, latitude -8.749 South, depth = 39.81 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:11:01 / 6:11 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Tingo María (c. 53 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Uchiza (c. 17 700 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Campoverde (c. 8 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Campoverde, Uchiza, Tingo María.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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: 70 km NNE of Tingo Maria, Peru.
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