A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Tacna in Peru on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 02/03/20 / 2020-03-02 23:07:51 / March 2, 2020 @ 11:07 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -70.5793° West, latitude -18.1353° South, depth = 65.44 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 65.44 km (41 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000888y. Unique identifier: us6000888y. The temblor was picked up at 18:07:51 / 6:07 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop), Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 37 km (23 miles) from Tacna (c. 280 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Arica (c. 186 000 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Ilo (c. 53 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Ilabaya (c. 9 500 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Pacocha (c. 7 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pacocha, Ilo, Ilabaya.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-five 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 37 km WSW of Tacna, Peru. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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