A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from San Clemente in Peru on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 22:23:16 / 10:23 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 05/12/19 / 2019-12-05 03:23:16 / December 5, 2019 @ 3:23 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.85 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us60006m8p. Event ids that are associated: us60006m8p. Exact location of event, longitude -76.088 West, latitude -13.6799 South, depth = 14.85 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Event epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Ica (c. 246 800 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Chincha Alta (c. 153 100 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Pisco (c. 61 900 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Imperial (c. 32 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Nuevo Imperial (c. 32 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from San Vicente de Cañete (c. 25 500 pop), 7 km (4 miles) from San Clemente (c. 15 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Quilmaná, Imperial, San Vicente de Cañete.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 6 km ESE of San Clemente, Peru.
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