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Moderate earthquake 5.4 mag, 78 km ENE of Tocache Nuevo, Peru



Earthquake location -8.0192S, -75.8206WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was reported 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Tocache Nuevo in Peru on Thursday. The temblor was detected at 09:01:11 / 9:01 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/06/17 / 2017-06-08 14:01:11 / June 8, 2017 @ 2:01 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009lbk. Id of event: us20009lbk. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -75.8206 West, latitude -8.0192 South, depth = 123.51 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 123.51 km (77 miles).

Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Uchiza, Tocache (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from Tocache (c. 29 000 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Uchiza (c. 17 700 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 78 km ENE of Tocache Nuevo, Peru.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -75.8206° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -8.0192° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 123.51 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 78km ENE of Tocache Nuevo, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-06-08 14:01:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-08 14:18:34 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 449 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 3.1 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 120 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 us20009lbk Id of event.
Event Code 20009lbk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009lbk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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