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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag strikes near La Union in Peru

Earthquake location -10.1884S, -77.2642WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from La Union in Peru. All ids that are associated to the event: us600054jd. Unique identifier: us600054jd. The temblor was reported at 10:50:04 / 10:50 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/08/19 / 2019-08-13 15:50:04 / August 13, 2019 @ 3:50 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -77.2642 West, latitude -10.1884 South, depth = 30.09 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 30.09 km (19 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Huaraz (c. 86 900 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Barranca (c. 46 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Chaupimarca (c. 28 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Paramonga (c. 27 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Yanacancha (c. 23 200 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Huaura (c. 20 700 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Huarmey (c. 16 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sayán, Huaura, Végueta (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. 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: 64 km SW of La Union, Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -77.2642° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.1884° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30.09 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 64km SW of La Union, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-08-13 15:50:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-08-13 16:08:16 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 1.835 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 125 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 us600054jd Id of event.
Event Code 600054jd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600054jd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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