A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Ilo in Peru. The temblor was detected at 14:49:11 / 2:49 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -71.5615° West, -18.433° South, depth 51.23 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000c5fu. Id of event: us2000c5fu. The epicenter was at a depth of 51.23 km (32 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/12/17 / 2017-12-17 19:49:11 / December 17, 2017 @ 7:49 pm.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ilo (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Ilo (c. 53 500 pop).
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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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