A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Torata in Peru on Sunday. Id of earthquake: us1000e8yd. Event ids that are associated: us1000e8yd. The temblor was reported at 06:05:45 / 6:05 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 117.02 km (73 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/05/18 / 2018-05-20 11:05:45 / May 20, 2018 @ 11:05 am. Exact location, longitude -70.7133° West, latitude -17.0113° South, depth = 117.02 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 31 km (20 miles) from Moquegua (c. 54 500 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Ilabaya (c. 9 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Pacocha (c. 7 600 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Torata (c. 7 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pacocha, Ilabaya, Moquegua. Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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