A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Tingo Maria in Peru. All ids that are associated to the event: us60006nsk. Unique identifier: us60006nsk. The temblor was picked up at 21:24:46 / 9:24 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 100.27 km, -75.5331° West, -9.6277° South. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/12/19 / 2019-12-08 02:24:46 / December 8, 2019 @ 2:24 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 100.27 km (62 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Huánuco (c. 148 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Tingo María (c. 53 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Ambo (c. 6 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ambo, Huánuco, Tingo María.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 64 km SE of Tingo Maria, Peru.
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