5.5 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Peru

13km S of Ayaviri, Peru

A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was reported 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Ayaviri in Peru on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000661a. Event ids that are associated: us2000661a. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -70.5863 West, latitude -15.0072 South, depth = 187.89 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/06/16 / 2016-06-22 17:41:55 / June 22, 2016 @ 5:41 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 12:41:55 / 12:41 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 187.89 km (117 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Puno, Sicuani, Macusani (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 73 km (46 miles) from Juliaca (c. 245 700 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Puno (c. 116 600 pop), 107 km (67 miles) from Sicuani (c. 33 600 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Ayaviri (c. 19 300 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Azángaro (c. 13 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Atuncolla (c. 12 700 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Hacienda Huancane (c. 7 800 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Macusani (c. 6 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

 

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2016/06/22/moderate-earthquake-5-5-mag-was-detected-near-ayaviri-in-peru/

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