A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Calana in Peru. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000dd72. Unique identifier: us6000dd72. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 08:22:05 / 8:22 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -69.7706 West, latitude -18.2509 South, depth = 115.85 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 115.85 km (72 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/01/21 / 2021-01-30 08:22:05 / January 30, 2021 @ 8:22 am UTC/GMT.
Event epicenter was 57 km (36 miles) from Tacna (c. 280 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Arica (c. 186 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop), Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arica, Tacna (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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: 55 km SE of Calana, Peru.
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