A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Moyobamba in Peru. Global time and date of event 03/01/19 / 2019-01-03 21:11:51 / January 3, 2019 @ 9:11 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:11:51 / 4:11 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000j04a. Event ids that are associated: us2000j04a. Exact location of earthquake, -76.948° West, -5.6531° South, depth 42.72 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 42.72 km (27 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 42 km (26 miles) from Moyobamba (c. 44 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Yurimaguas (c. 41 800 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Rioja (c. 25 100 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Tabalosos (c. 14 700 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Lamas (c. 13 700 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Soritor (c. 10 900 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Jepelacio (c. 7 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lamas, Barranca, Yurimaguas.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 one and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 43 km N of Moyobamba, Peru. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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