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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag has occurred near Mala in Peru

Earthquake location -12.665S, -76.5619WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Mala in Peru on Thursday. 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: 17/05/18 / 2018-05-17 11:07:14 / May 17, 2018 @ 11:07 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 53.91 km (33 miles). The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:07:14 / 6:07 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -76.5619° West, latitude -12.665° South, depth = 53.91 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000e76f. Id of event: us1000e76f.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chincha Alta, Callao, Santa Eulalia (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Lima (c. 7 737 000 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Callao (c. 813 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Surco (c. 251 600 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Chincha Alta (c. 153 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Chosica (c. 88 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from San Isidro (c. 68 300 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Imperial (c. 32 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 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: 7 km E of Mala, Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -76.5619° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -12.665° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 53.91 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km E of Mala, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-05-17 11:07:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-17 11:27:14 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 25 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 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 427 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 0.726 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 134 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 us1000e76f Id of event.
Event Code 1000e76f An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000e76f, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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