A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Checca in Peru on Tuesday. The temblor was picked up at 21:45:19 / 9:45 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -71.698° West, latitude -14.8418° South, depth = 120.71 km. Unique identifier: us1000hd6j. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000hd6j. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/10/18 / 2018-10-17 02:45:19 / October 17, 2018 @ 2:45 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 120.71 km (75 miles).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Orcopampa, Sicuani. Event epicenter was 81 km (51 miles) from Sicuani (c. 33 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Orcopampa (c. 5 600 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 two and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 52 km SW of Checca, Peru.
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