6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Peru

A earthquake magnitude 6.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 98 kilometers (61 miles) from Camana in Peru. The 6.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:05:19 / 9:05 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20009x7r. Unique identifier: us20009x7r. Exact location of event, longitude -73.6031 West, latitude -16.4015 South, depth = 44.05 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44.05 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/07/17 / 2017-07-18 02:05:19 / July 18, 2017 @ 2:05 am.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Camaná (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 98 km (61 miles) from Camaná (c. 16 400 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2017/07/18/strong-earthquake-6-4-mag-strikes-near-camana-in-peru/

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