A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes southern Peru kilometers (0 miles) from southern Peru on Tuesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/10/20 / 2020-10-20 16:54:44 / October 20, 2020 @ 4:54 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 82.97 km (52 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -73.7594 West, latitude -15.4126 South, depth = 82.97 km. The temblor was picked up at 16:54:44 / 4:54 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000ca48. Id of event: us6000ca48. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Puquio (c. 10 500 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Coracora (c. 7 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Tambo (c. 5 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Puquio, Tambo, Coracora (min 5000 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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