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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near Paramonga in Peru

Earthquake location -10.624S, -78.1954WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Paramonga in Peru. 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: 12/05/20 / 2020-05-12 15:10:34 / May 12, 2020 @ 3:10 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -78.1954 West, latitude -10.624 South, depth = 80.09 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 80.09 km (50 miles). Unique identifier: us70009eqd. Ids that are associated to the event: us70009eqd. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:10:34 / 10:10 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Huacho, Hualmay, Huaura (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Huacho (c. 54 500 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Barranca (c. 46 300 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Paramonga (c. 27 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Hualmay (c. 26 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Huaura (c. 20 700 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Huarmey (c. 16 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Supe (c. 13 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop).

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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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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: 39 km W of Paramonga, Peru. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -78.1954° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.624° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 80.09 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39km W of Paramonga, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-12 15:10:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-12 15:28:03 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 385 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 1.896 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.55 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 181 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 us70009eqd Id of event.
Event Code 70009eqd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009eqd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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