A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Moquegua in Peru. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 109.93 km (68 miles). Unique identifier: us6000b2mx. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000b2mx. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -70.9147° West, -17.5738° South, depth 109.93 km. Global time and date of event 23/07/20 / 2020-07-23 13:19:26 / July 23, 2020 @ 1:19 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:19:26 / 1:19 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tacna, Torata, Ilabaya (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 85 km (53 miles) from Tacna (c. 280 100 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Moquegua (c. 54 500 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Ilo (c. 53 500 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Ilabaya (c. 9 500 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Pacocha (c. 7 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Torata (c. 7 100 pop).
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 three and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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: 41 km S of Moquegua, Peru. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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