A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Chivay in Peru on Monday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 124.04 km (77 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/12/19 / 2019-12-09 15:43:42 / December 9, 2019 @ 3:43 pm. Exact location of event, depth 124.04 km, -71.5975° West, -15.5901° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us60006p89. Event ids that are associated: us60006p89. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:43:42 / 10:43 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Arequipa (c. 841 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Hacienda Huancane (c. 7 800 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Lluta (c. 6 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Yura (c. 5 700 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Orcopampa (c. 5 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arequipa, Orcopampa, Hacienda Huancane (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 5 km N of Chivay, Peru. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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