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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, 22 km NNE of Tacna, Peru

Earthquake location -17.8136S, -70.1711WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Tacna in Peru. Exact location of earthquake, -70.1711° West, -17.8136° South, depth 114.14 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 114.14 km (71 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/05/19 / 2019-05-16 14:32:49 / May 16, 2019 @ 2:32 pm. The temblor was picked up at 09:32:49 / 9:32 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: usd000a1k6. Ids that are associated to the event: usd000a1k6.

The epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Tacna (c. 280 100 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Arica (c. 186 000 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Moquegua (c. 54 500 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Ilabaya (c. 9 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop), Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Moquegua, Arica, Ilabaya.

Each 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 22 km NNE of Tacna, Peru. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.1711° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.8136° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 114.14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km NNE of Tacna, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-05-16 14:32:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-16 14:49:38 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 400 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 0.577 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 136 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 usd000a1k6 Id of event.
Event Code d000a1k6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,usd000a1k6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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