A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Chivay in Peru. 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 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us10004r90. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004r90. Global time and date of event 20/02/16 / 2016-02-20 02:05:49 / February 20, 2016 @ 2:05 am UTC/GMT. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:05:49 / 9:05 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -71.8033° West, -15.7296° South, depth 10 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 80 km (50 miles) from Arequipa (c. 841 100 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Hacienda Huancane (c. 7 800 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Lluta (c. 6 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Yura (c. 5 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Orcopampa (c. 5 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hacienda Huancane, Arequipa, Orcopampa.
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 23 km WSW of Chivay, Peru. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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