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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag strikes near Moyobamba in Peru

Earthquake location -5.7296S, -76.7329WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Moyobamba in Peru. Exact location of earthquake, -76.7329° West, -5.7296° South, depth 24.21 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/05/20 / 2020-05-07 00:49:10 / May 7, 2020 @ 12:49 am. Event id: us70009bh6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009bh6. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:49:10 / 7:49 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.21 km (15 miles).

Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Event epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Moyobamba (c. 44 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Yurimaguas (c. 41 800 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Rioja (c. 25 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Tabalosos (c. 14 700 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Lamas (c. 13 700 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Soritor (c. 10 900 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from San José de Sisa (c. 9 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barranca, San José de Sisa, Lamas (min 5000 pop).

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 two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 43 km NE of Moyobamba, Peru. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -76.7329° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.7296° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24.21 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43km NE of Moyobamba, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-07 00:49:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-07 01:05:54 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 432 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 4.466 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 122 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 us70009bh6 Id of event.
Event Code 70009bh6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009bh6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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