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Great earthquake, 8 mag has occurred near Lagunas in Peru

Earthquake location -5.8107S, -75.2382WA great earthquake magnitude 8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Lagunas in Peru. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 114.98 km (71 miles). Exact location of event, depth 114.98 km, -75.2382° West, -5.8107° South. Unique identifier: us60003sc0. Ids that are associated to the event: at00ps3pco, pt19146001, us60003sc0. A tsunami warning has been issued near Lagunas in Peru (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/05/19 / 2019-05-26 07:41:14 / May 26, 2019 @ 7:41 am. The temblor was detected at 02:41:14 / 2:41 am (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Yurimaguas (c. 41 800 pop), 158 km (98 miles) from Lamas (c. 13 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Lagunas (c. 9 200 pop), 130 km (81 miles) from Chazuta (c. 8 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lamas, Chazuta, Yurimaguas.

Every year there are an estimated 1-2 great earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 8.0 or greater can totally destroy communities near the epicenter.

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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 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: 80 km SE of Lagunas, Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -75.2382° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.8107° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 114.98 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 80km SE of Lagunas, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-05-26 07:41:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-26 08:04:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 92 The total number of felt reports
CDI 6.9 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 7.119 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level yellow 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 1 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 1048 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 ,at,pt,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 3.156 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 31 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 us60003sc0 Id of event.
Event Code 60003sc0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00ps3pco,pt19146001,us60003sc0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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