A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Huancavelica in Peru on Thursday. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:47:21 / 2:47 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000jjya. Unique identifier: us1000jjya. Global time and date of event 21/03/19 / 2019-03-21 19:47:21 / March 21, 2019 @ 7:47 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 80.36 km (50 miles). Exact location, longitude -74.8938° West, latitude -12.7197° South, depth = 80.36 km.
The epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Huancayo (c. 376 700 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Ayacucho (c. 140 000 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Huancavelica (c. 41 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Huanta (c. 18 600 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Concepción (c. 11 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Chupaca (c. 9 900 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from San Jerónimo (c. 8 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Concepción, San Jerónimo, San Agustin. 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 one and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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