A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Oxapampa in Peru. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000bxlh. Id of event: us1000bxlh. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/12/17 / 2017-12-29 10:20:10 / December 29, 2017 @ 10:20 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:20:10 / 5:20 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 108.02 km (67 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -74.9386 West, latitude -10.1988 South, depth = 108.02 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Perené, Villa Rica, Oxapampa (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). The epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Oxapampa (c. 12 000 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Villa Rica (c. 7 400 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Perené (c. 6 800 pop).
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 fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 65 km NE of Oxapampa, Peru.
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