A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Tarata in Peru on Wednesday. The temblor was detected at 23:30:14 / 11:30 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000alrg. Unique identifier: us7000alrg. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 9.29 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 08/07/20 / 2020-07-08 23:30:14 / July 8, 2020 @ 11:30 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 9.29 km, -69.9272° West, -17.5749° South.
Nearby country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ilabaya, Tacna (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 60 km (37 miles) from Tacna (c. 280 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Ilabaya (c. 9 500 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 15 km SE of Tarata, Peru.
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