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A 5.8-magnitude earthquake strikes Peru.

Magnitude was recalculate from 5.6 to 5.8 later on.Image Credit: Earthstar Geographics

Hours ago, German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported a 5.8-magnitude earthquake that struck the South Pacific Ocean, 5.3 km northwest of Mala, Peru at a shallow depth of 10km. The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) listed the quake at magnitude 5.7.

The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might revised in the next hours or minutes as seismologists review their data and calculations, or else as other agencies issue their report.

It ia believed that quake was felt by everyone by those near the epicenter. Light to moderate damage is expected in towns or cities which include Nuevo San Antonio (pop. 65) located 3 km from the epicenter, and Mala (pop. 17,300) 6 km away. Weak shaking was most likely felt in Santiago de Surco (pop. 251,600) located 68 km from the epicenter, San Francisco De Borja (pop. 105,100) 72 km away, San Isidro (pop. 68,300) 73 km away, Santa Anita – Los Ficus (pop. 184,600) 74 km away, Lima (pop. 7,737,000) 78 km away, Breña (pop. 81,900) 78 km away, Chosica (pop. 88,600) 80 km away, and Callao (pop. 813,300) 82 km away.

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