A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Tarata in Peru. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us6000b5ts. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000b5ts. Exact location of earthquake, -69.7852° West, -17.5955° South, depth 10 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:53:00 / 3:53 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 29/07/20 / 2020-07-29 03:53:00 / July 29, 2020 @ 3:53 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Tacna (c. 280 100 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Ilabaya (c. 9 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ilabaya, Tacna (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop).
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 seven, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 29 km ESE of Tarata, Peru.
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