A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Huancavelica in Peru. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/10/19 / 2019-10-19 20:17:08 / October 19, 2019 @ 8:17 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 74.74 km (46 miles). Exact location of event, depth 74.74 km, -74.9707° West, -13.3312° South. The temblor was reported at 15:17:08 / 3:17 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us600062at. Unique identifier: us600062at. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (52 miles) from Ayacucho (c. 140 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Huancavelica (c. 41 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Huanta (c. 18 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Huanta, Ayacucho, Huancavelica (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five 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 quakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 62 km S of Huancavelica, Peru.
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