A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Huanta in Peru on Wednesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/12/17 / 2017-12-27 07:14:47 / December 27, 2017 @ 7:14 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 71.67 km (45 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -74.3684° West, -12.9971° South, depth 71.67 km. Unique identifier: us1000bwlr. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000bwlr. The temblor was picked up at 02:14:47 / 2:14 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Ayacucho (c. 140 000 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Huancavelica (c. 41 600 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Huanta (c. 18 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from San Miguel (c. 8 400 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Pampas (c. 5 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pampas, Huancavelica, San Miguel (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 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 two 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 earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 14 km WSW of Huanta, Peru. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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