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Moderate earthquake: M5.3 quake has struck near Ayacucho in Peru



Earthquake location -13.1853S, -74.6066WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Ayacucho in Peru on Thursday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 61.7 km (38 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000cl06. Id of event: us2000cl06. Exact location of event, depth 61.7 km, -74.6066° West, -13.1853° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/01/18 / 2018-01-19 01:11:37 / January 19, 2018 @ 1:11 am. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:11:37 / 8:11 pm (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Ayacucho (c. 140 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Huancavelica (c. 41 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Huanta (c. 18 600 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from San Miguel (c. 8 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Pampas (c. 5 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pampas, San Miguel, Huancavelica (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop).

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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 41 km W of Ayacucho, Peru.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -74.6066° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -13.1853° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 61.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41km W of Ayacucho, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-01-19 01:11:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-19 01:33:46 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 433 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 2.486 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 126 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 us2000cl06 Id of event.
Event Code 2000cl06 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000cl06, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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