A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Estique in Peru on Monday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/02/21 / 2021-02-15 13:44:18 / February 15, 2021 @ 1:44 pm. Event id: us6000dhts. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dhts. The temblor was reported at 13:44:18 / 1:44 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -69.8269° West, -17.5679° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ilabaya, Tacna. The epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Tacna (c. 280 100 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Ilabaya (c. 9 500 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 four and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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