A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Huancavelica in Peru. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 86.86 km (54 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 date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/05/20 / 2020-05-16 05:01:54 / May 16, 2020 @ 5:01 am. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:01:54 / 12:01 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009hrm. Id of event: us70009hrm. Exact location of earthquake, -75.1315° West, -13.0874° South, depth 86.86 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). The epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Huancavelica (c. 41 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Pampas (c. 5 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pampas, Huancavelica (min 5000 pop).
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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 38 km SSW of Huancavelica, Peru.
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