A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Ilave in Peru on Thursday. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000iy0m. Unique identifier: us2000iy0m. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 203.22 km (126 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 03:55:42 / 3:55 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -69.8645° West, -16.3783° South, depth 203.22 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/12/18 / 2018-12-27 08:55:42 / December 27, 2018 @ 8:55 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 62 km (38 miles) from Puno (c. 116 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Yunguyo (c. 16 100 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Ilave (c. 16 000 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Atuncolla (c. 12 700 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Juli (c. 7 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Desaguadero (c. 5 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Desaguadero, Yunguyo, Atuncolla. Nearby country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 38 km SSW of Ilave, Peru.
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