A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 92 kilometers (57 miles) from Mollendo in Peru on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 8.9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/04/17 / 2017-04-06 17:15:23 / April 6, 2017 @ 5:15 pm. The temblor was detected at 12:15:23 / 12:15 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008f94. Unique identifier: us10008f94. Exact location of earthquake, -72.4852° West, -17.7221° South, depth 8.9 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 92 km (57 miles) from Mollendo (c. 29 000 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Cocachacra (c. 8 800 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Punta de Bombón (c. 6 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cocachacra, Punta de Bombón, Mollendo (min 5000 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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