A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Acarí in Peru. The temblor was detected at 11:16:04 / 11:16 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 81.14 km (50 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009n66. Id of event: us70009n66. Exact location of event, depth 81.14 km, -74.2606° West, -15.523° South. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/05/20 / 2020-05-15 11:16:04 / May 15, 2020 @ 11:16 am.
Epicenter of the event was 97 km (61 miles) from Minas de Marcona (c. 15 500 pop), 93 km (57 miles) from Puquio (c. 10 500 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Coracora (c. 7 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Tambo (c. 5 000 pop). Close country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Minas de Marcona, Puquio, Tambo.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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: 39 km ESE of Acarí, Peru.
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