A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Puquina in Peru. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 135.79 km (84 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -71.3041 West, latitude -16.6622 South, depth = 135.79 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/03/21 / 2021-03-07 14:05:30 / March 7, 2021 @ 2:05 pm. Unique identifier: us7000dgw0. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000dgw0. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:05:30 / 2:05 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). The epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Arequipa (c. 841 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Moquegua (c. 54 500 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Mollendo (c. 29 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Cocachacra (c. 8 800 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Torata (c. 7 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Punta de Bombón (c. 6 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mollendo, Punta de Bombón, Moquegua.
Every 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 13 km WSW of Puquina, Peru.
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