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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag strikes near Subtanjalla in Peru

Earthquake location -13.7594S, -75.7719WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Subtanjalla in Peru on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -75.7719 West, latitude -13.7594 South, depth = 71.07 km. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:42:15 / 12:42 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 71.07 km (44 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/08/17 / 2017-08-20 17:42:15 / August 20, 2017 @ 5:42 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us2000a9yf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a9yf.

Event epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Ica (c. 246 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Chincha Alta (c. 153 100 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Pisco (c. 61 900 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Imperial (c. 32 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Nuevo Imperial (c. 32 300 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from San Vicente de Cañete (c. 25 500 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from San Clemente (c. 15 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Vicente de Cañete, Imperial, Nuevo Imperial (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

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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: 28 km N of Subtanjalla, Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -75.7719° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -13.7594° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 71.07 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km N of Subtanjalla, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-20 17:42:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-20 18:01:23 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 8 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.8 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 402 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 2.047 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 153 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 us2000a9yf Id of event.
Event Code 2000a9yf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a9yf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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