A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Minas de Marcona in Peru. The temblor was picked up at 19:40:17 / 7:40 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/04/18 / 2018-04-06 00:40:17 / April 6, 2018 @ 12:40 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -75.5232 West, latitude -15.2113 South, depth = 10.04 km. Unique identifier: us2000dvb0. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000dvb0. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10.04 km (6 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palpa, Nazca, Minas de Marcona (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Nazca (c. 23 600 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Minas de Marcona (c. 15 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Palpa (c. 5 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop).
Every 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 44 km W of Minas de Marcona, Peru.
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