A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Subtanjalla in Peru on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -75.7719 West, latitude -13.7594 South, depth = 71.07 km. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:42:15 / 12:42 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 71.07 km (44 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/08/17 / 2017-08-20 17:42:15 / August 20, 2017 @ 5:42 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us2000a9yf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a9yf.
Event epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Ica (c. 246 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Chincha Alta (c. 153 100 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Pisco (c. 61 900 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Imperial (c. 32 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Nuevo Imperial (c. 32 300 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from San Vicente de Cañete (c. 25 500 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from San Clemente (c. 15 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Vicente de Cañete, Imperial, Nuevo Imperial (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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