A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Mollendo in Peru on Thursday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/02/20 / 2020-02-20 23:58:08 / February 20, 2020 @ 11:58 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007txk. Id of event: us70007txk. The epicenter was at a depth of 60.71 km (38 miles). The temblor was detected at 18:58:08 / 6:58 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.082 West, latitude -16.7755 South, depth = 60.71 km.
Epicenter of the event was 72 km (45 miles) from Arequipa (c. 841 100 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Mollendo (c. 29 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Camaná (c. 16 400 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Cocachacra (c. 8 800 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Punta de Bombón (c. 6 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Lluta (c. 6 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lluta, Yura, Arequipa.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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