A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Moquegua in Peru on Saturday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:01:41 / 1:01 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -71.1772° West, -17.1307° South, depth 105.44 km. Unique identifier: us60007a58. Ids that are associated to the event: us60007a58. Global time and date of event 18/01/20 / 2020-01-18 18:01:41 / January 18, 2020 @ 6:01 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 105.44 km (66 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arequipa, Mollendo, Ilabaya (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 90 km (56 miles) from Arequipa (c. 841 100 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Moquegua (c. 54 500 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Ilo (c. 53 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Mollendo (c. 29 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Ilabaya (c. 9 500 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Cocachacra (c. 8 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Pacocha (c. 7 600 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light 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 one and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 26 km WNW of Moquegua, Peru. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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