A major earthquake magnitude 7.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Acari in Peru. Exact location, longitude -74.7653° West, latitude -15.7821° South, depth = 12.09 km. The temblor was reported at 04:18:41 / 4:18 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 14/01/18 / 2018-01-14 09:18:41 / January 14, 2018 @ 9:18 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 12.09 km (8 miles). Event id: us2000cjfy. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00p2jgj9, pt18014000, us2000cjfy. A tsunami warning has been issued near Acari in Peru (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 107 km (67 miles) from Nazca (c. 23 600 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Minas de Marcona (c. 15 500 pop), 138 km (86 miles) from Puquio (c. 10 500 pop), 134 km (83 miles) from Coracora (c. 7 400 pop), 146 km (91 miles) from Palpa (c. 5 900 pop), 142 km (88 miles) from Tambo (c. 5 000 pop). Close country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palpa, Tambo, Puquio.
There are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. 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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