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Major earthquake: M7.3 quake has struck near Acari in Peru

Earthquake location -15.7821S, -74.7653WA major earthquake magnitude 7.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Acari in Peru. Exact location, longitude -74.7653° West, latitude -15.7821° South, depth = 12.09 km. The temblor was reported at 04:18:41 / 4:18 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 14/01/18 / 2018-01-14 09:18:41 / January 14, 2018 @ 9:18 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 12.09 km (8 miles). Event id: us2000cjfy. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00p2jgj9, pt18014000, us2000cjfy. A tsunami warning has been issued near Acari in Peru (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Event epicenter was 107 km (67 miles) from Nazca (c. 23 600 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Minas de Marcona (c. 15 500 pop), 138 km (86 miles) from Puquio (c. 10 500 pop), 134 km (83 miles) from Coracora (c. 7 400 pop), 146 km (91 miles) from Palpa (c. 5 900 pop), 142 km (88 miles) from Tambo (c. 5 000 pop). Close country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palpa, Tambo, Puquio.

There are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. 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 nine 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: 42 km SSW of Acari, Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 7.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -74.7653° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -15.7821° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.09 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km SSW of Acari, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-01-14 09:18:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-14 09:38:24 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 70 The total number of felt reports
CDI 6 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 1 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 862 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 ,at,pt,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 4.277 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.18 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 39 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000cjfy Id of event.
Event Code 2000cjfy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00p2jgj9,pt18014000,us2000cjfy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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