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Moderate earthquake 5.2 mag, 79 km W of Orcopampa, Peru

Earthquake location -15.3162S, -73.0781WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Orcopampa in Peru. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:17:31 / 5:17 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000jla7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000jla7. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/02/19 / 2019-02-21 22:17:31 / February 21, 2019 @ 10:17 pm. Exact location of event, depth 59 km, -73.0781° West, -15.3162° South. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 59 km (37 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Coracora (c. 7 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Orcopampa (c. 5 600 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Tambo (c. 5 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tambo, Coracora, Orcopampa.

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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 three and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 79 km W of Orcopampa, Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.0781° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -15.3162° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 59 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 79km W of Orcopampa, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-02-21 22:17:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-02-21 22:32:05 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 416 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 4.011 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 100 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 us2000jla7 Id of event.
Event Code 2000jla7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000jla7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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