A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was reported 80 kilometers (50 miles) from El Alto in Peru on Sunday. 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 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c950. Id of event: us6000c950. Exact location of event, longitude -81.8452 West, latitude -3.8972 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/10/20 / 2020-10-18 06:58:29 / October 18, 2020 @ 6:58 am UTC/GMT. The 5.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:58:29 / 6:58 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 99 km (61 miles) from Talara (c. 99 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from El Alto (c. 9 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Máncora (c. 9 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Talara, Máncora, El Alto (min 5000 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 80 km WNW of El Alto, Peru.
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