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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag strikes near Chivay in Peru



Earthquake location -15.769S, -71.7726WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Chivay in Peru. Exact location of event, longitude -71.7726 West, latitude -15.769 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/04/17 / 2017-04-30 13:29:10 / April 30, 2017 @ 1:29 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 08:29:10 / 8:29 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10008m7l. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008m7l.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hacienda Huancane, Orcopampa, Arequipa (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Arequipa (c. 841 100 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Hacienda Huancane (c. 7 800 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Lluta (c. 6 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Yura (c. 5 700 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Orcopampa (c. 5 600 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. 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: 23 km SW of Chivay, Peru.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.7726° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -15.769° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km SW 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 2017-04-30 13:29:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-30 13:47:08 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 416 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 2.926 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 122 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 us10008m7l Id of event.
Event Code 10008m7l An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008m7l, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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