A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Caleta de Carquin in Peru. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 71.23 km (44 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 20:35:52 / 8:35 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/07/16 / 2016-07-18 01:35:52 / July 18, 2016 @ 1:35 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20006ffx. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20006ffx. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -77.7708 West, latitude -11.1844 South, depth = 71.23 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Huaral, Chancay, Sayán (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 70 km (44 miles) from Huaral (c. 62 200 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Huacho (c. 54 500 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Barranca (c. 46 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Paramonga (c. 27 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Chancay (c. 27 000 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Hualmay (c. 26 700 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Huaura (c. 20 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 18 km WSW of Caleta de Carquin, Peru.
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