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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, 77 km WSW of Contamana, Peru



Earthquake location -7.5372S, -75.686WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Contamana in Peru. The temblor was reported at 15:59:52 / 3:59 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 26/07/17 / 2017-07-26 20:59:52 / July 26, 2017 @ 8:59 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31.83 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000a1ik. Event ids that are associated: us2000a1ik. Exact location, longitude -75.686° West, latitude -7.5372° South, depth = 31.83 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Picota, Contamana. Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Contamana (c. 13 900 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Picota (c. 6 700 pop). Close 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 quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one 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 react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 77 km WSW of Contamana, Peru.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -75.686° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -7.5372° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31.83 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 77km WSW of Contamana, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-26 20:59:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-26 21:17:45 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 2.961 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 112 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 us2000a1ik Id of event.
Event Code 2000a1ik An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a1ik, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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