A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Taquile in Peru. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -69.8312 West, latitude -15.7581 South, depth = 249.32 km. Global time and date of event 12/10/19 / 2019-10-12 23:17:59 / October 12, 2019 @ 11:17 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 18:17:59 / 6:17 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 249.32 km (155 miles). Unique identifier: us70005ts7. Ids that are associated to the event: us70005ts7.
Epicenter of the event was 43 km (27 miles) from Juliaca (c. 245 700 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Puno (c. 116 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Ilave (c. 16 000 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Atuncolla (c. 12 700 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Putina (c. 8 100 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Juli (c. 7 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Juli, Putina, Juliaca. 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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