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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag was detected near Tacna in Peru

Earthquake location -18.0379S, -70.161WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Tacna in Peru. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 96.63 km (60 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000c4ue. Unique identifier: us2000c4ue. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:14:09 / 9:14 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 15/12/17 / 2017-12-15 14:14:09 / December 15, 2017 @ 2:14 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -70.161 West, latitude -18.0379 South, depth = 96.63 km.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ilabaya, Arica, Tacna (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop), Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 10 km (6 miles) from Tacna (c. 280 100 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Arica (c. 186 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Ilabaya (c. 9 500 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 two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 9 km ESE of Tacna, Peru. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.161° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -18.0379° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 96.63 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km ESE of Tacna, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-12-15 14:14:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-12-15 14:28:49 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 0.373 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 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 us2000c4ue Id of event.
Event Code 2000c4ue An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000c4ue, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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