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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Junín in Peru

Earthquake location -11.2822S, -76.0369WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Junín in Peru on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, -76.0369° West, -11.2822° South, depth 27.98 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/08/20 / 2020-08-08 02:16:34 / August 8, 2020 @ 2:16 am. Event id: us6000baxp. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000baxp. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:16:34 / 2:16 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 27.98 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Epicenter of the event was 104 km (64 miles) from Chosica (c. 88 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Cerro de Pasco (c. 78 900 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Tarma (c. 51 400 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from La Oroya (c. 33 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Jauja (c. 21 100 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Junín (c. 15 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Ramón (c. 14 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chosica, Villa Rica, Asentamiento Humano Nicolas de Pierola (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop).

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. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 14 km SSW of Junín, Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -76.0369° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -11.2822° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 27.98 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14 km SSW of Junín, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-08-08 02:16:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-08 02:34:30 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 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 1.055 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 95 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 us6000baxp Id of event.
Event Code 6000baxp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000baxp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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