A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Arequipa in Peru on Wednesday. The temblor was picked up at 15:08:15 / 3:08 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -71.3115° West, latitude -16.7059° South, depth = 123.03 km. Id of earthquake: us60007cu0. Event ids that are associated: us60007cu0. The epicenter was at a depth of 123.03 km (76 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/01/20 / 2020-01-08 20:08:15 / January 8, 2020 @ 8:08 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mollendo, Punta de Bombón, Moquegua (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Arequipa (c. 841 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Moquegua (c. 54 500 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Mollendo (c. 29 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Cocachacra (c. 8 800 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Torata (c. 7 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Punta de Bombón (c. 6 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 41 km SE of Arequipa, Peru.
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