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Moderate earthquake, 5.6 mag has occurred near Lluta in Peru



Earthquake location -16.2519S, -72.2256WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Lluta in Peru. Event id: us10003k7q. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003k7q. Exact location, longitude -72.2256° West, latitude -16.2519° South, depth = 71.58 km. The temblor was detected at 09:50:32 / 9:50 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 71.58 km (44 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/10/15 / 2015-10-04 14:50:32 / October 4, 2015 @ 2:50 pm.

Epicenter of the event was 75 km (47 miles) from Arequipa (c. 841 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Mollendo (c. 29 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Camaná (c. 16 400 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Cocachacra (c. 8 800 pop), 112 km (70 miles) from Punta de Bombón (c. 6 300 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Lluta (c. 6 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Yura (c. 5 700 pop), 110 km (69 miles) from Orcopampa (c. 5 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Punta de Bombón, Orcopampa, Cocachacra. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 34 km SW of Lluta, Peru.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.2256° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -16.2519° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 71.58 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34km SW of Lluta, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-04 14:50:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-04 15:16:11 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.14 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 484 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 2.77 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 129 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 us10003k7q Id of event.
Event Code 10003k7q An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003k7q, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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