A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Chivay in Peru. Exact location of event, longitude -71.7726 West, latitude -15.769 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/04/17 / 2017-04-30 13:29:10 / April 30, 2017 @ 1:29 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 08:29:10 / 8:29 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10008m7l. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008m7l.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hacienda Huancane, Orcopampa, Arequipa (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Arequipa (c. 841 100 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Hacienda Huancane (c. 7 800 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Lluta (c. 6 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Yura (c. 5 700 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Orcopampa (c. 5 600 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 23 km SW of Chivay, Peru.
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