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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag was detected near Pimentel in Peru



Earthquake location -6.9734S, -80.8835WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 106 kilometers (66 miles) from Pimentel in Peru on Saturday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/04/17 / 2017-04-02 01:38:54 / April 2, 2017 @ 1:38 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008dvh. Unique identifier: us10008dvh. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:38:54 / 8:38 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -80.8835° West, -6.9734° South.

The epicenter was 106 km (66 miles) from Pimentel (c. 15 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pimentel (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. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 struck near.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 106 km W of Pimentel, Peru. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.8835° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.9734° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 106km W of Pimentel, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-02 01:38:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-02 01:57:37 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 4.756 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 154 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 us10008dvh Id of event.
Event Code 10008dvh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008dvh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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