A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Chuquitira in Peru on Wednesday. Unique identifier: us70005v23. Ids that are associated to the event: us70005v23. The temblor was detected at 13:08:15 / 1:08 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/10/19 / 2019-10-09 18:08:15 / October 9, 2019 @ 6:08 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -70.124° West, -17.1201° South, depth 161.46 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 161.46 km (100 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Moquegua, Torata, Ilabaya (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Moquegua (c. 54 500 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Ilabaya (c. 9 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Torata (c. 7 100 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 20 km NNW of Chuquitira, Peru.
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