A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Talara in Peru on Saturday. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/09/18 / 2018-09-08 14:38:57 / September 8, 2018 @ 2:38 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 09:38:57 / 9:38 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -81.5413° West, -4.3936° South, depth 10 km. Event id: us2000hb2g. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hb2g. 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 km (6 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from Talara (c. 99 100 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Paita (c. 56 200 pop), 107 km (67 miles) from Marcavelica (c. 25 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from La Breita (c. 17 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Salinera Colán (c. 14 200 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from El Alto (c. 9 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Máncora (c. 9 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Marcavelica, Papayal, Paita (min 5000 pop).
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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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