A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Moquegua in Peru. Exact location of event, longitude -71.0088 West, latitude -17.4154 South, depth = 81.63 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 81.63 km (51 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:13:50 / 12:13 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 24/01/20 / 2020-01-24 05:13:50 / January 24, 2020 @ 5:13 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us60007efq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007efq.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 104 km (65 miles) from Tacna (c. 280 100 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Moquegua (c. 54 500 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Ilo (c. 53 500 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Ilabaya (c. 9 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Cocachacra (c. 8 800 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Pacocha (c. 7 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Torata (c. 7 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tacna, Punta de Bombón, Cocachacra (min 5000 pop).
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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 25 km SSW of Moquegua, Peru.
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