Moderate 5.2 Mag Strikes Peru

Earthquake location -13.7547S, -76.3449W

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Pisco in Peru. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 40.85 km (25 miles). Exact location, longitude -76.3449° West, latitude -13.7547° South, depth = 40.85 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/10/18 / 2018-10-13 00:13:23 / October 13, 2018 @ 12:13 am. Unique identifier: us1000hbfe. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000hbfe. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:13:23 / 7:13 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 75 km (47 miles) from Ica (c. 246 800 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Chincha Alta (c. 153 100 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Pisco (c. 61 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Imperial (c. 32 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Nuevo Imperial (c. 32 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Vicente de Cañete (c. 25 500 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from San Clemente (c. 15 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Quilmaná, Santiago, Los Aquijes.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days six 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. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

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