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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Minas de Marcona in Peru

Earthquake location -15.2113S, -75.5232WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Minas de Marcona in Peru. The temblor was picked up at 19:40:17 / 7:40 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/04/18 / 2018-04-06 00:40:17 / April 6, 2018 @ 12:40 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -75.5232 West, latitude -15.2113 South, depth = 10.04 km. Unique identifier: us2000dvb0. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000dvb0. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10.04 km (6 miles).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palpa, Nazca, Minas de Marcona (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Nazca (c. 23 600 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Minas de Marcona (c. 15 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Palpa (c. 5 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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: 44 km W of Minas de Marcona, Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -75.5232° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -15.2113° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.04 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 44km W of Minas de Marcona, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-04-06 00:40:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-06 01:34:36 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 385 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 3.451 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 105 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 us2000dvb0 Id of event.
Event Code 2000dvb0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000dvb0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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