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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag strikes near Torata in Peru



Earthquake location -17.0108S, -70.9129WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Torata in Peru on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 114.36 km (71 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 114.36 km, -70.9129° West, -17.0108° South. The temblor was detected at 22:46:45 / 10:46 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 13/02/16 / 2016-02-13 03:46:45 / February 13, 2016 @ 3:46 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us20004zwj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004zwj.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta de Bombón, Arequipa, Cocachacra (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Arequipa (c. 841 100 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Moquegua (c. 54 500 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Ilo (c. 53 500 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Ilabaya (c. 9 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Cocachacra (c. 8 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Pacocha (c. 7 600 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Torata (c. 7 100 pop).

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

Questions or comments?

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: 10 km NW of Torata, Peru.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.9129° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.0108° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 114.36 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km NW of Torata, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-13 03:46:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-13 04:17:52 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 3.4 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 418 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 1.458 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 128 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 us20004zwj Id of event.
Event Code 20004zwj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004zwj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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