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Strong earthquake: M6.8 quake has struck near Tarauaca in Brazil

Earthquake location -8.1428S, -71.5735WA earthquake magnitude 6.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 89 kilometers (55 miles) from Tarauaca in Brazil. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.5735 West, latitude -8.1428 South, depth = 575.27 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 6.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:25:38 / 2:25 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000j0ja. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000j0ja. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/01/19 / 2019-01-05 19:25:38 / January 5, 2019 @ 7:25 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 575.27 km (357 miles).

Nearby country/countries, Brazil (c. 201 103 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 134 km (84 miles) from Cruzeiro do Sul (c. 79 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Tarauacá (c. 16 500 pop), 134 km (83 miles) from Feijó (c. 13 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruzeiro do Sul, Feijó, Tarauacá (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 89 km W of Tarauaca, Brazil.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.5735° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -8.1428° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 575.27 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 89km W of Tarauaca, Brazil Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-01-05 19:25:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-05 19:54:09 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 2.83 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 712 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 1.193 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 18 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 us2000j0ja Id of event.
Event Code 2000j0ja An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000j0ja, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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