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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag strikes near Cajabamba in Peru

Earthquake location -7.2836S, -77.7739WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Cajabamba in Peru. Exact location of earthquake, -77.7739° West, -7.2836° South, depth 41.13 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000b8r2. Unique identifier: us6000b8r2. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41.13 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:08:11 / 3:08 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 03/08/20 / 2020-08-03 15:08:11 / August 3, 2020 @ 3:08 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 81 km (50 miles) from Cajamarca (c. 135 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Huamachuco (c. 21 800 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Celendín (c. 14 700 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Cajabamba (c. 13 500 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Quiruvilca (c. 9 200 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Santiago de Chuco (c. 6 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santiago de Chuco, Quiruvilca, Cajamarca.

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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 47 km NE of Cajabamba, Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -77.7739° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -7.2836° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 47 km NE of Cajabamba, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-08-03 15:08:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-03 15:37:16 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 4.763 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.7 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 90 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 us6000b8r2 Id of event.
Event Code 6000b8r2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000b8r2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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