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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag was detected near Caleta de Carquin in Peru

Earthquake location -11.2935S, -78.1315WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Caleta de Carquin in Peru. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/01/17 / 2017-01-06 22:55:34 / January 6, 2017 @ 10:55 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 43.51 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 43.51 km, -78.1315° West, -11.2935° South. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:55:34 / 5:55 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007rrw. Id of event: us10007rrw.

The epicenter was 103 km (64 miles) from Huaral (c. 62 200 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Huacho (c. 54 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barranca (c. 46 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Paramonga (c. 27 600 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Chancay (c. 27 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Hualmay (c. 26 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Huaura (c. 20 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sayán, Huaral, Chancay.

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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 59 km WSW of Caleta de Carquin, Peru. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -78.1315° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -11.2935° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 43.51 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 59km 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 2017-01-06 22:55:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-01-06 23:13:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 400 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 1.439 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 151 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 us10007rrw Id of event.
Event Code 10007rrw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007rrw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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