A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Tacna in Peru. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 113.24 km (70 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us1000hdya. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hdya. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/10/18 / 2018-10-18 15:47:52 / October 18, 2018 @ 3:47 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -69.8523 West, latitude -17.8468 South, depth = 113.24 km. The temblor was picked up at 10:47:52 / 10:47 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 46 km (29 miles) from Tacna (c. 280 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Arica (c. 186 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Ilabaya (c. 9 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ilabaya, Arica, Tacna. Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop), Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 three and in the last 365 days thirty-two 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 45 km ENE of Tacna, Peru.
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