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Strong earthquake: M6 quake has struck near Atiquipa in Peru

Earthquake location -15.9192S, -74.5392WA earthquake with magnitude 6 (ml/mb) was reported 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Atiquipa in Peru on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -74.5392 West, latitude -15.9192 South, depth = 19.917 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/06/24 / 2024-06-16 14:47:31 / June 16, 2024 @ 2:47 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 19.917 km (12 miles). The 6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:47:31 / 2:47 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us7000mstj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000mstj.

Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 100 km (62 miles) from Minas de Marcona (c. 15 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Minas de Marcona (min 5000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 23 km SW of Atiquipa, Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -74.5392° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -15.9192° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19.917 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23 km SW of Atiquipa, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2024-06-16 14:47:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-06-16 15:04:33 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 554 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 74 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 4.502 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 68 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 us7000mstj Id of event.
Event Code 7000mstj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000mstj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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