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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near Lluta in Peru

Earthquake location -15.7005S, -72.1096WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Lluta in Peru on Friday. Global time and date of event 14/08/20 / 2020-08-14 20:34:35 / August 14, 2020 @ 8:34 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 20:34:35 / 8:34 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us6000beyh. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000beyh. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.1096 West, latitude -15.7005 South, depth = 10 km.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arequipa, Yura, Orcopampa (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 99 km (62 miles) from Arequipa (c. 841 100 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Lluta (c. 6 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Yura (c. 5 700 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Orcopampa (c. 5 600 pop). Close 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 three and in the last 365 days eighteen 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. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

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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. 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: 36 km NNW of Lluta, Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.1096° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -15.7005° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36 km NNW of Lluta, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-08-14 20:34:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-14 20:53:38 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 3.148 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 143 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 us6000beyh Id of event.
Event Code 6000beyh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000beyh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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