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Moderate earthquake, 5.5 mag has occurred near El Alto in Peru

Earthquake location -3.8972S, -81.8452WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was reported 80 kilometers (50 miles) from El Alto in Peru on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c950. Id of event: us6000c950. Exact location of event, longitude -81.8452 West, latitude -3.8972 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/10/20 / 2020-10-18 06:58:29 / October 18, 2020 @ 6:58 am UTC/GMT. The 5.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:58:29 / 6:58 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 99 km (61 miles) from Talara (c. 99 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from El Alto (c. 9 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Máncora (c. 9 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Talara, Máncora, El Alto (min 5000 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every 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: 80 km WNW of El Alto, Peru.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -81.8452° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -3.8972° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 80 km WNW of El Alto, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-10-18 06:58:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-18 07:15:54 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 4.592 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 99 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 us6000c950 Id of event.
Event Code 6000c950 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c950, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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