A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Lluta in Peru. The epicenter was at a depth of 114.88 km (71 miles). Exact location, longitude -71.8717° West, latitude -15.9882° South, depth = 114.88 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hanc. Id of event: us1000hanc. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 05/10/18 / 2018-10-05 14:32:48 / October 5, 2018 @ 2:32 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:32:48 / 9:32 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 58 km (36 miles) from Arequipa (c. 841 100 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Lluta (c. 6 000 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Yura (c. 5 700 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Orcopampa (c. 5 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Orcopampa, Arequipa, Yura (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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