A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Junín in Peru on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, -76.0369° West, -11.2822° South, depth 27.98 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/08/20 / 2020-08-08 02:16:34 / August 8, 2020 @ 2:16 am. Event id: us6000baxp. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000baxp. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:16:34 / 2:16 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 27.98 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 104 km (64 miles) from Chosica (c. 88 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Cerro de Pasco (c. 78 900 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Tarma (c. 51 400 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from La Oroya (c. 33 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Jauja (c. 21 100 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Junín (c. 15 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Ramón (c. 14 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chosica, Villa Rica, Asentamiento Humano Nicolas de Pierola (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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