A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Oxapampa in Peru. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/09/18 / 2018-09-23 09:41:40 / September 23, 2018 @ 9:41 am. 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 45.71 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:41:40 / 4:41 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 45.71 km, -75.4251° West, -9.9772° South. Unique identifier: us1000h3tt. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000h3tt.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Huánuco, Ambo, Villa Rica (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Huánuco (c. 148 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Oxapampa (c. 12 000 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Villa Rica (c. 7 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Ambo (c. 6 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop).
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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 66 km N of Oxapampa, Peru.
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