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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near central Peru

Earthquake location -14.88S, -75.854WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, near the coast of central Peru kilometers (0 miles) from central Peru. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/12/18 / 2018-12-06 04:17:24 / December 6, 2018 @ 4:17 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10.64 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 04:17:24 / 4:17 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000i399. Id of event: us1000i399. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -75.854 West, latitude -14.88 South, depth = 10.64 km.

Earthquake epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Ica (c. 246 800 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Nazca (c. 23 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Minas de Marcona (c. 15 500 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Santiago (c. 10 400 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Subtanjalla (c. 9 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Los Aquijes (c. 7 800 pop), 97 km (61 miles) from San Juan Bautista (c. 6 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nazca, San Juan Bautista, Subtanjalla.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes 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 one and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: near the coast of central Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -75.854° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.88° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.64 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place near the coast of central Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-12-06 04:17:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-06 04:32:44 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 3.031 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 153 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 us1000i399 Id of event.
Event Code 1000i399 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000i399, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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