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Earthquake: M 5 quake strikes near Huarmey in Peru

Earthquake location -9.8151S, -78.5177WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (mg/mb) was reported Saturday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Huarmey in Peru. The temblor was reported at 17:19:35 / 5:19 pm (local time epicenter) at a depth of 56.77 km (35 miles). Global time of event 28/03/15 / 2015-03-28 22:19:35 / March 28, 2015 @ 10:19 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude -78.5177 West, latitude -9.8151 South, depth 56.77 km, unique identifier, us10001rmh.

Close countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). The epicenter was 81 km (51 miles) from Chimbote (c. 317 000 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Huarmey (c. 16 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Coishco (c. 15 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Puerto Santa (c. 14 100 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Puerto Santa, Coishco, Chimbote.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -78.5177° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -9.8151° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 56.77 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48km NW of Huarmey, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-03-28 22:19:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-03-28 22:38:50 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 385 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 2.714 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 156 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10001rmh Id of event.
Event Code 10001rmh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10001rmh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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