Moderate 5.1 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Pucallpa, Peru

37km E of Pucallpa, Peru

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Pucallpa in Peru on Sunday. Exact time and date of earthquake 31/01/16 / 2016-01-31 07:41:51 / January 31, 2016 @ 7:41 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 02:41:51 / 2:41 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20004w4h. Event ids that are associated: us20004w4h. Exact location of event, depth 159.55 km, -74.2185° West, -8.3518° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 159.55 km (99 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Campoverde, Pucallpa. Earthquake epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Pucallpa (c. 310 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Campoverde (c. 8 900 pop). Close 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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