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Moderate earthquake 5.3 mag, 60 km WSW of Atiquipa, Peru

Earthquake location -15.9568S, -74.9032WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Atiquipa in Peru on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us7000mxsb. Event ids that are associated: us7000mxsb. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 21.342 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 08/07/24 / 2024-07-08 14:03:31 / July 8, 2024 @ 2:03 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -74.9032° West, latitude -15.9568° South, depth = 21.342 km. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:03:31 / 2:03 pm (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Minas de Marcona (c. 15 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Minas de Marcona (min 5000 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 four, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 60 km WSW of Atiquipa, Peru. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -74.9032° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -15.9568° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 21.342 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 60 km WSW 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 2024-07-08 14:03:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-07-08 14:22:38 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 432 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 91 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 4.371 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 137 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 us7000mxsb Id of event.
Event Code 7000mxsb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000mxsb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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