A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Pucara in Peru. The temblor was picked up at 06:20:02 / 6:20 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hekx. Id of event: us2000hekx. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/09/18 / 2018-09-14 11:20:02 / September 14, 2018 @ 11:20 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 120.99 km (75 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -71.4991° West, -16.0473° South, depth 120.99 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 39 km (24 miles) from Arequipa (c. 841 100 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Hacienda Huancane (c. 7 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Lluta (c. 6 000 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Yura (c. 5 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hacienda Huancane, Lluta, Arequipa (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 fifteen 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. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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