A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Caleta de Carquin in Peru. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/01/17 / 2017-01-06 22:55:34 / January 6, 2017 @ 10:55 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 43.51 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 43.51 km, -78.1315° West, -11.2935° South. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:55:34 / 5:55 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007rrw. Id of event: us10007rrw.
The epicenter was 103 km (64 miles) from Huaral (c. 62 200 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Huacho (c. 54 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barranca (c. 46 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Paramonga (c. 27 600 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Chancay (c. 27 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Hualmay (c. 26 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Huaura (c. 20 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sayán, Huaral, Chancay.
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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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