A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Coracora in Peru on Wednesday. Exact location, longitude -73.9888° West, latitude -15.0664° South, depth = 72.99 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008ilv. Id of event: us20008ilv. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:50:30 / 7:50 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/02/17 / 2017-02-09 00:50:30 / February 9, 2017 @ 12:50 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 72.99 km (45 miles).
Nearby country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nazca, Puquio, Tambo. Earthquake epicenter was 105 km (65 miles) from Nazca (c. 23 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Puquio (c. 10 500 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Coracora (c. 7 400 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Tambo (c. 5 000 pop).
Each 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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