5.2 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Peru

Earthquake location -8.9107S, -79.0435W

A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Puerto Santa in Peru. Exact location of earthquake, -79.0435° West, -8.9107° South, depth 58 km. The temblor was reported at 15:24:08 / 3:24 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000j481. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000j481. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/01/19 / 2019-01-15 20:24:08 / January 15, 2019 @ 8:24 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 58 km (36 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Event epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Trujillo (c. 747 500 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Chimbote (c. 317 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Laredo (c. 24 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Moche (c. 22 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Virú (c. 20 800 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Coishco (c. 15 100 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Puerto Santa (c. 14 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Laredo, Trujillo, Moche (min 5000 pop).

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2019/01/15/moderate-earthquake-5-2-mag-has-occurred-near-puerto-santa-in-peru/

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