A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Tacna in Peru. Exact location of earthquake, -70.1711° West, -17.8136° South, depth 114.14 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 114.14 km (71 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 time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/05/19 / 2019-05-16 14:32:49 / May 16, 2019 @ 2:32 pm. The temblor was picked up at 09:32:49 / 9:32 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: usd000a1k6. Ids that are associated to the event: usd000a1k6.
The epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Tacna (c. 280 100 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Arica (c. 186 000 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Moquegua (c. 54 500 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Ilabaya (c. 9 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop), Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Moquegua, Arica, Ilabaya.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 22 km NNE of Tacna, Peru. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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