Moderate 5.3 Mag Stikes Near Checca, Peru

Earthquake location -14.5578S, -71.5887W

A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Checca in Peru on Thursday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude -71.5887° West, latitude -14.5578° South, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us1000h7da. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000h7da. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 20:46:01 / 8:46 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/10/18 / 2018-10-05 01:46:01 / October 5, 2018 @ 1:46 am.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Urcos, Sicuani (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 51 km (31 miles) from Sicuani (c. 33 600 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Urcos (c. 5 500 pop).

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

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