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Strong earthquake: M6 quake has struck near Iquitos in Peru

Earthquake location -2.727S, -75.305WA earthquake magnitude 6 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 255 km WNW of Iquitos, Peru (158 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/04/17 / 2017-04-18 17:49:55 / April 18, 2017 @ 5:49 pm. The temblor was picked up at 12:49:55 / 12:49 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -75.305 West, latitude -2.727 South, depth = 10.74 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008iq5. Id of event: us10008iq5. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.74 km (7 miles).

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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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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: 255 km WNW of Iquitos, Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -75.305° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.727° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.74 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 255km WNW of Iquitos, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-18 17:49:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-18 18:12:50 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 6 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 7.88 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 556 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 3.686 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.46 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 39 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10008iq5 Id of event.
Event Code 10008iq5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008iq5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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