A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Atuncolla in Peru. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:12:16 / 2:12 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/01/20 / 2020-01-08 19:12:16 / January 8, 2020 @ 7:12 pm. Id of earthquake: us60007ctw. Event ids that are associated: us60007ctw. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 222.73 km, -70.2216° West, -15.7731° South. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 222.73 km (138 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 32 km (20 miles) from Juliaca (c. 245 700 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Puno (c. 116 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Ilave (c. 16 000 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Atuncolla (c. 12 700 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Putina (c. 8 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Hacienda Huancane (c. 7 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Putina, Hacienda Huancane, Ilave. Nearby country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 12 km SW of Atuncolla, Peru.
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