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Moderate earthquake 5 mag, 23 km WSW of Chivay, Peru



Earthquake location -15.7296S, -71.8033WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Chivay in Peru. 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 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us10004r90. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004r90. Global time and date of event 20/02/16 / 2016-02-20 02:05:49 / February 20, 2016 @ 2:05 am UTC/GMT. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:05:49 / 9:05 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -71.8033° West, -15.7296° South, depth 10 km.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 80 km (50 miles) from Arequipa (c. 841 100 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Hacienda Huancane (c. 7 800 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Lluta (c. 6 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Yura (c. 5 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Orcopampa (c. 5 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hacienda Huancane, Arequipa, Orcopampa.

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 23 km WSW of Chivay, Peru. This information 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 -71.8033° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -15.7296° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km WSW of Chivay, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-20 02:05:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-20 02:24:43 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 2.975 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 126 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 us10004r90 Id of event.
Event Code 10004r90 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004r90, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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