A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Mala in Peru on Thursday. 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: 17/05/18 / 2018-05-17 11:07:14 / May 17, 2018 @ 11:07 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 53.91 km (33 miles). The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:07:14 / 6:07 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -76.5619° West, latitude -12.665° South, depth = 53.91 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000e76f. Id of event: us1000e76f.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chincha Alta, Callao, Santa Eulalia (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Lima (c. 7 737 000 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Callao (c. 813 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Surco (c. 251 600 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Chincha Alta (c. 153 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Chosica (c. 88 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from San Isidro (c. 68 300 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Imperial (c. 32 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. 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 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 nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 7 km E of Mala, Peru.
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