A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Pacocha in Peru. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:37:12 / 7:37 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 69.46 km, -71.3688° West, -17.7962° South. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/12/20 / 2020-12-02 07:37:12 / December 2, 2020 @ 7:37 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 69.46 km (43 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000cm12. Unique identifier: us7000cm12.
Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). The epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Moquegua (c. 54 500 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Ilo (c. 53 500 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Cocachacra (c. 8 800 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Pacocha (c. 7 600 pop), 97 km (61 miles) from Torata (c. 7 100 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Punta de Bombón (c. 6 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Torata, Cocachacra, Punta de Bombón (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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seven 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 16 km S of Pacocha, Peru.
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