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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near Ubinas in Peru

Earthquake location -16.4622S, -70.9748WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Ubinas in Peru on Monday. The temblor was reported at 21:02:55 / 9:02 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -70.9748 West, latitude -16.4622 South, depth = 124.07 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/10/20 / 2020-10-12 21:02:55 / October 12, 2020 @ 9:02 pm. Event id: us6000c7v8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c7v8. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 124.07 km (77 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

The epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Arequipa (c. 841 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Moquegua (c. 54 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Hacienda Huancane (c. 7 800 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Torata (c. 7 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Yura (c. 5 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Moquegua, Yura, Hacienda Huancane (min 5000 pop). Nearby 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 13 km WSW of Ubinas, Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.9748° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -16.4622° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 124.07 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13 km WSW of Ubinas, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-10-12 21:02:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-12 21:20:18 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 1.817 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.41 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 125 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 us6000c7v8 Id of event.
Event Code 6000c7v8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c7v8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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