A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Juliaca in Peru on Friday. Event id: us1000gbqv. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000gbqv. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -70.2585 West, latitude -15.577 South, depth = 220.93 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 220.93 km (137 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 17/08/18 / 2018-08-17 18:39:14 / August 17, 2018 @ 6:39 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:39:14 / 1:39 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Putina, Ilave, Ayaviri (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 16 km (10 miles) from Juliaca (c. 245 700 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Puno (c. 116 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Ayaviri (c. 19 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Ilave (c. 16 000 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Azángaro (c. 13 300 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Atuncolla (c. 12 700 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Putina (c. 8 100 pop). Close country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 nine 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.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 15 km WSW of Juliaca, Peru. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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