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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, 36 km SE of Sechura, Peru

Earthquake location -5.8303S, -80.6354WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Sechura in Peru on Tuesday. Unique identifier: us70007iu1. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007iu1. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 56.43 km (35 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 05/02/20 / 2020-02-05 01:51:46 / February 5, 2020 @ 1:51 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 20:51:46 / 8:51 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -80.6354 West, latitude -5.8303 South, depth = 56.43 km.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Marcavelica, Tambo Grande, Mórrope. Epicenter of the earthquake was 71 km (44 miles) from Piura (c. 325 500 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Sullana (c. 160 800 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Chulucanas (c. 68 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Catacaos (c. 57 300 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Paita (c. 56 200 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from La Unión (c. 34 800 pop), 105 km (66 miles) from Tambo Grande (c. 30 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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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 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: 36 km SE of Sechura, Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.6354° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.8303° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 56.43 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36km SE of Sechura, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-02-05 01:51:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-05 02:13:04 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 2.7 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 5.497 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 134 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 us70007iu1 Id of event.
Event Code 70007iu1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007iu1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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