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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Villa Rica in Peru

Earthquake location -10.551S, -74.9196WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Villa Rica in Peru on Sunday. The temblor was picked up at 19:53:27 / 7:53 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 117.32 km (73 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/01/18 / 2018-01-22 00:53:27 / January 22, 2018 @ 12:53 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000cm9e. Id of event: us2000cm9e. Exact location of event, depth 117.32 km, -74.9196° West, -10.551° South.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mazamari, Satipo, San Ramón. Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Satipo (c. 15 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from San Ramón (c. 14 700 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Oxapampa (c. 12 000 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Villa Rica (c. 7 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Perené (c. 6 800 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Mazamari (c. 6 800 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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 seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 43 km ENE of Villa Rica, Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -74.9196° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.551° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 117.32 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43km ENE of Villa Rica, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-01-22 00:53:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-22 01:27:00 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 7 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 387 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 2.365 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 82 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 us2000cm9e Id of event.
Event Code 2000cm9e An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000cm9e, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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