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Moderate earthquake 5.2 mag, 18 km WSW of Caleta de Carquin, Peru

Earthquake location -11.1844S, -77.7708WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Caleta de Carquin in Peru. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 71.23 km (44 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 20:35:52 / 8:35 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/07/16 / 2016-07-18 01:35:52 / July 18, 2016 @ 1:35 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20006ffx. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20006ffx. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -77.7708 West, latitude -11.1844 South, depth = 71.23 km.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Huaral, Chancay, Sayán (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 70 km (44 miles) from Huaral (c. 62 200 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Huacho (c. 54 500 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Barranca (c. 46 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Paramonga (c. 27 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Chancay (c. 27 000 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Hualmay (c. 26 700 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Huaura (c. 20 700 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 18 km WSW of Caleta de Carquin, Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -77.7708° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -11.1844° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 71.23 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km WSW of Caleta de Carquin, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-07-18 01:35:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-07-18 02:06:35 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 36 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 430 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 1.21 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 127 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 us20006ffx Id of event.
Event Code 20006ffx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20006ffx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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