A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Acari in Peru. The temblor was picked up at 01:40:53 / 1:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -74.8053° West, latitude -15.7545° South, depth = 7.87 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/01/18 / 2018-01-21 06:40:53 / January 21, 2018 @ 6:40 am. Unique identifier: us2000cm2k. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000cm2k. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7.87 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nazca, Minas de Marcona (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 104 km (64 miles) from Nazca (c. 23 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Minas de Marcona (c. 15 500 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twelve 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.
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