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Moderate earthquake, 5.6 mag strikes near Quequeña in Peru

Earthquake location -16.5907S, -71.4003WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Quequeña in Peru on Wednesday. The temblor was detected at 17:48:44 / 5:48 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 83.15 km (52 miles). Global time and date of event 16/12/20 / 2020-12-16 17:48:44 / December 16, 2020 @ 5:48 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us7000crmx. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000crmx. Exact location of event, longitude -71.4003 West, latitude -16.5907 South, depth = 83.15 km.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pacocha, Hacienda Huancane, Lluta (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Event epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Arequipa (c. 841 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Moquegua (c. 54 500 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Mollendo (c. 29 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Cocachacra (c. 8 800 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Hacienda Huancane (c. 7 800 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Pacocha (c. 7 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Torata (c. 7 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Punta de Bombón (c. 6 300 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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 6 km ESE of Quequeña, Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.4003° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -16.5907° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 83.15 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6 km ESE of Quequeña, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-16 17:48:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-16 18:12:21 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.042 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 484 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 2.257 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 62 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 us7000crmx Id of event.
Event Code 7000crmx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000crmx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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