A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Tarata in Peru. The temblor was picked up at 01:55:41 / 1:55 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 149.94 km (93 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 16/05/20 / 2020-05-16 05:55:41 / May 16, 2020 @ 5:55 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -69.7386 West, latitude -17.7137 South, depth = 149.94 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us70009hsz. Unique identifier: us70009hsz.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 64 km (40 miles) from Tacna (c. 280 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Ilabaya (c. 9 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ilabaya, Tacna (min 5000 pop).
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 two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 40 km SE of Tarata, Peru.
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