A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Moquegua in Peru. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:05:11 / 12:05 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000d4l5. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000d4l5. Exact location of earthquake, -71.1323° West, -17.3451° South, depth 63.55 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 63.55 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 15/03/18 / 2018-03-15 05:05:11 / March 15, 2018 @ 5:05 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Moquegua (c. 54 500 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Ilo (c. 53 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Ilabaya (c. 9 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Cocachacra (c. 8 800 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Pacocha (c. 7 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Torata (c. 7 100 pop). Close country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta de Bombón, Cocachacra, Ilabaya.
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 have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 26 km SW of Moquegua, Peru. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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