A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Minas de Marcona in Peru. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10.36 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/01/21 / 2021-01-20 22:59:12 / January 20, 2021 @ 10:59 pm. Exact location of event, depth 10.36 km, -75.5146° West, -15.0234° South. The 5.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:59:12 / 10:59 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d1ut. Id of event: us7000d1ut. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ica, Los Aquijes, Santiago. Epicenter of the earthquake was 109 km (68 miles) from Ica (c. 246 800 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Nazca (c. 23 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Minas de Marcona (c. 15 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Santiago (c. 10 400 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Los Aquijes (c. 7 800 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Palpa (c. 5 900 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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