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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near Abancay in Peru

Earthquake location -14.0753S, -72.8806WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Abancay in Peru. Exact location of event, longitude -72.8806 West, latitude -14.0753 South, depth = 48.17 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 48.17 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/01/16 / 2016-01-19 02:04:30 / January 19, 2016 @ 2:04 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us10004fhg. Event ids that are associated: us10004fhg. The temblor was detected at 21:04:30 / 9:04 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 49 km (30 miles) from Abancay (c. 55 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Andahuaylas (c. 17 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Talavera (c. 7 400 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from Anta (c. 5 900 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from San Jerónimo (c. 5 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Anta, Talavera, Andahuaylas (min 5000 pop). 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 48 km S of Abancay, Peru. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.8806° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.0753° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48.17 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48km S of Abancay, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-19 02:04:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-19 02:15:15 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 4.383 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 120 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 us10004fhg Id of event.
Event Code 10004fhg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004fhg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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