A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Lluta in Peru on Tuesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/05/19 / 2019-05-21 13:37:41 / May 21, 2019 @ 1:37 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 08:37:41 / 8:37 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.04 km (15 miles). Id of earthquake: us70003nxk. Event ids that are associated: us70003nxk. Exact location, longitude -72.0254° West, latitude -15.8446° South, depth = 24.04 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Arequipa (c. 841 100 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Lluta (c. 6 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Yura (c. 5 700 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Orcopampa (c. 5 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arequipa, Orcopampa, Yura.
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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 two and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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