A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Chimbote in Peru on Saturday. The temblor was detected at 01:42:32 / 1:42 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10007vwu. Event ids that are associated: us10007vwu. The epicenter was at a depth of 45.98 km (29 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/01/17 / 2017-01-28 06:42:32 / January 28, 2017 @ 6:42 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -78.8847 West, latitude -9.3088 South, depth = 45.98 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Virú, Puerto Santa, Coishco (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 42 km (26 miles) from Chimbote (c. 317 000 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Virú (c. 20 800 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Coishco (c. 15 100 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Puerto Santa (c. 14 100 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 one and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 41 km SW of Chimbote, Peru. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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