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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, 53 km SW of Changuillo, Peru

Earthquake location -14.9881S, -75.5966WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Changuillo in Peru. The temblor was detected at 22:27:42 / 10:27 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/01/21 / 2021-01-20 22:27:42 / January 20, 2021 @ 10:27 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4.8 km (3 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -75.5966° West, latitude -14.9881° South, depth = 4.8 km. Unique identifier: us7000d1uh. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000d1uh.

The epicenter was 103 km (64 miles) from Ica (c. 246 800 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Nazca (c. 23 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Minas de Marcona (c. 15 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Santiago (c. 10 400 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Los Aquijes (c. 7 800 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Palpa (c. 5 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ica, Los Aquijes, Santiago (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 53 km SW of Changuillo, Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -75.5966° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.9881° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53 km SW of Changuillo, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-01-20 22:27:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-20 22:47:21 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 400 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 3.219 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 146 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 us7000d1uh Id of event.
Event Code 7000d1uh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000d1uh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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