A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Lluta in Peru. The temblor was reported at 01:13:17 / 1:13 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/08/18 / 2018-08-20 06:13:17 / August 20, 2018 @ 6:13 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -72.022° West, -15.6301° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us1000gdqr. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000gdqr.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yura, Orcopampa, Lluta. Event epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Lluta (c. 6 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Yura (c. 5 700 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Orcopampa (c. 5 600 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirteen 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 42 km N of Lluta, Peru.
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