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Moderate earthquake: M5.5 quake has struck near Papayal in Peru

Earthquake location -4.0303S, -80.8246WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Papayal in Peru. Id of earthquake: us7000bcgc. Event ids that are associated: us7000bcgc. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 33.21 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 05:18:12 / 5:18 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/08/20 / 2020-08-25 05:18:12 / August 25, 2020 @ 5:18 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -80.8246° West, -4.0303° South, depth 33.21 km.

Close country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop), Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Macará, La Huaca, Sullana (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 98 km (61 miles) from Sullana (c. 160 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Tumbes (c. 109 200 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Talara (c. 99 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Huaquillas (c. 39 800 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Marcavelica (c. 25 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Querecotillo (c. 25 400 pop), 27 km (16 miles) from La Breita (c. 17 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Zarumilla (c. 16 900 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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 has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 11 km WNW of Papayal, Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.8246° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.0303° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 33.21 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11 km WNW of Papayal, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-08-25 05:18:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-25 05:37:37 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 465 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 4.019 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 98 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 us7000bcgc Id of event.
Event Code 7000bcgc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bcgc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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