A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Ubinas in Peru on Monday. The temblor was reported at 21:02:55 / 9:02 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -70.9748 West, latitude -16.4622 South, depth = 124.07 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/10/20 / 2020-10-12 21:02:55 / October 12, 2020 @ 9:02 pm. Event id: us6000c7v8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c7v8. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 124.07 km (77 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Arequipa (c. 841 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Moquegua (c. 54 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Hacienda Huancane (c. 7 800 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Torata (c. 7 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Yura (c. 5 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Moquegua, Yura, Hacienda Huancane (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop).
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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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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: 13 km WSW of Ubinas, Peru.
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