A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Taquile in Peru. The temblor was picked up at 19:08:33 / 7:08 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 246.04 km, -69.6422° West, -15.8555° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 246.04 km (153 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/05/18 / 2018-05-31 00:08:33 / May 31, 2018 @ 12:08 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000ej2y. Unique identifier: us1000ej2y.
Close country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yunguyo, Juliaca, Atuncolla (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Juliaca (c. 245 700 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Puno (c. 116 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Yunguyo (c. 16 100 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Ilave (c. 16 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Atuncolla (c. 12 700 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Putina (c. 8 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eleven 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. 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: 10 km SSE of Taquile, Peru.
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