A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Huarmey in Peru on Wednesday. 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: 15/01/20 / 2020-01-15 09:45:20 / January 15, 2020 @ 9:45 am. Unique identifier: us7000704a. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000704a. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 51.17 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 04:45:20 / 4:45 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 51.17 km, -78.4952° West, -10.2978° South.
Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Supe, Puerto Supe, Barranca (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 94 km (59 miles) from Barranca (c. 46 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Paramonga (c. 27 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Huarmey (c. 16 200 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Supe (c. 13 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Pativilca (c. 13 600 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Puerto Supe (c. 11 500 pop).
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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 45 km SW of Huarmey, Peru.
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