A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, near the coast of central Peru kilometers (0 miles) from central Peru. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/12/18 / 2018-12-06 04:17:24 / December 6, 2018 @ 4:17 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10.64 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 04:17:24 / 4:17 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000i399. Id of event: us1000i399. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -75.854 West, latitude -14.88 South, depth = 10.64 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Ica (c. 246 800 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Nazca (c. 23 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Minas de Marcona (c. 15 500 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Santiago (c. 10 400 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Subtanjalla (c. 9 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Los Aquijes (c. 7 800 pop), 97 km (61 miles) from San Juan Bautista (c. 6 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nazca, San Juan Bautista, Subtanjalla.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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