A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Palca in Peru. Id of earthquake: us7000c7ji. Event ids that are associated: us7000c7ji. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/10/20 / 2020-10-29 16:08:38 / October 29, 2020 @ 4:08 pm. Exact location of event, depth 148.93 km, -69.8051° West, -17.7271° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:08:38 / 4:08 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 148.93 km (93 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 57 km (36 miles) from Tacna (c. 280 100 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Arica (c. 186 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Ilabaya (c. 9 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop), Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arica, Ilabaya, Tacna (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-seven 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 17 km ENE of Palca, Peru.
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