A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Ayacucho in Peru on Thursday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 61.7 km (38 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000cl06. Id of event: us2000cl06. Exact location of event, depth 61.7 km, -74.6066° West, -13.1853° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/01/18 / 2018-01-19 01:11:37 / January 19, 2018 @ 1:11 am. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:11:37 / 8:11 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Ayacucho (c. 140 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Huancavelica (c. 41 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Huanta (c. 18 600 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from San Miguel (c. 8 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Pampas (c. 5 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pampas, San Miguel, Huancavelica (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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