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Major earthquake 7.1 mag, 138 km WNW of Iberia, Peru

Earthquake location -11.0424S, -70.8169WA major earthquake with magnitude 7.1 (ml/mb) was reported 138 km WNW of Iberia, Peru (86 miles) on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -70.8169° West, latitude -11.0424° South, depth = 609.48 km. The temblor was picked up at 04:04:06 / 4:04 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 609.48 km (379 miles). Unique identifier: us1000ggj4. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000ggj4. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/08/18 / 2018-08-24 09:04:06 / August 24, 2018 @ 9:04 am.

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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. Each year there are an estimated 15 major quakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 138 km WNW of Iberia, Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 7.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.8169° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -11.0424° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 609.48 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 138km WNW of Iberia, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-08-24 09:04:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-24 09:25:15 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 3.02 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 776 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 3.782 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.08 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 34 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 us1000ggj4 Id of event.
Event Code 1000ggj4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000ggj4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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