A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Quequeña in Peru on Wednesday. The temblor was detected at 17:48:44 / 5:48 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 83.15 km (52 miles). Global time and date of event 16/12/20 / 2020-12-16 17:48:44 / December 16, 2020 @ 5:48 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us7000crmx. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000crmx. Exact location of event, longitude -71.4003 West, latitude -16.5907 South, depth = 83.15 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pacocha, Hacienda Huancane, Lluta (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Event epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Arequipa (c. 841 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Moquegua (c. 54 500 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Mollendo (c. 29 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Cocachacra (c. 8 800 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Hacienda Huancane (c. 7 800 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Pacocha (c. 7 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Torata (c. 7 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Punta de Bombón (c. 6 300 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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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