A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Changuillo in Peru. The temblor was detected at 22:27:42 / 10:27 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/01/21 / 2021-01-20 22:27:42 / January 20, 2021 @ 10:27 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4.8 km (3 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -75.5966° West, latitude -14.9881° South, depth = 4.8 km. Unique identifier: us7000d1uh. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000d1uh.
The epicenter was 103 km (64 miles) from Ica (c. 246 800 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Nazca (c. 23 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Minas de Marcona (c. 15 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Santiago (c. 10 400 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Los Aquijes (c. 7 800 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Palpa (c. 5 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ica, Los Aquijes, Santiago (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 nine 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.
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