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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag strikes near Chongoyape in Peru

Earthquake location -6.3364S, -79.2298WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Chongoyape in Peru. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/03/19 / 2019-03-07 04:05:13 / March 7, 2019 @ 4:05 am. Exact location of earthquake, -79.2298° West, -6.3364° South, depth 61.46 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 61.46 km (38 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000jbpr. Unique identifier: us1000jbpr. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:05:13 / 11:05 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 83 km (52 miles) from Chiclayo (c. 577 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Jaén (c. 52 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Lambayeque (c. 43 700 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Picsi (c. 43 600 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Chepén (c. 42 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Zaña (c. 39 200 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Ferreñafe (c. 34 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guadalupe, Chepén, Pueblo Nuevo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 37 km NNE of Chongoyape, Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -79.2298° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.3364° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 61.46 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km NNE of Chongoyape, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-03-07 04:05:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-07 04:23:50 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 416 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 6.089 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 131 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 us1000jbpr Id of event.
Event Code 1000jbpr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000jbpr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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