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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag strikes near Santa Rita de Siguas in Peru

Earthquake location -16.474S, -72.0477WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Santa Rita de Siguas in Peru on Monday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dfq8. Id of event: us6000dfq8. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 103.95 km (65 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 21:10:59 / 9:10 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -72.0477 West, latitude -16.474 South, depth = 103.95 km. Global time and date of event 08/02/21 / 2021-02-08 21:10:59 / February 8, 2021 @ 9:10 pm UTC/GMT.

Close country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta de Bombón, Cocachacra, Camaná (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Arequipa (c. 841 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Mollendo (c. 29 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Camaná (c. 16 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Cocachacra (c. 8 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Punta de Bombón (c. 6 300 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Lluta (c. 6 000 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Yura (c. 5 700 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

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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 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: 4 km ENE of Santa Rita de Siguas, Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.0477° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -16.474° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 103.95 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4 km ENE of Santa Rita de Siguas, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-02-08 21:10:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-08 21:46:07 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 2.492 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 133 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000dfq8 Id of event.
Event Code 6000dfq8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000dfq8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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