A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Cuchumbaya in Peru on Thursday. Global time and date of event 17/12/20 / 2020-12-17 01:35:16 / December 17, 2020 @ 1:35 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -70.3713° West, latitude -16.5729° South, depth = 157.22 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 157.22 km (98 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:35:16 / 1:35 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us7000crq8. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000crq8.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ilave, Moquegua, Puno. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 89 km (56 miles) from Puno (c. 116 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Moquegua (c. 54 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Ilave (c. 16 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Torata (c. 7 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two 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. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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