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Moderate earthquake: M5.4 quake has struck near Atiquipa in Peru

Earthquake location -15.9895S, -74.7421WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was reported 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Atiquipa in Peru on Monday. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/07/24 / 2024-07-08 19:33:28 / July 8, 2024 @ 7:33 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -74.7421° West, -15.9895° South, depth 31.466 km. Event id: us7000mxvv. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000mxvv. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 19:33:28 / 7:33 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 31.466 km (20 miles).

Epicenter of the event was 95 km (59 miles) from Minas de Marcona (c. 15 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Minas de Marcona (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: 45 km WSW of Atiquipa, Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -74.7421° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -15.9895° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31.466 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45 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 19:33:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-07-08 19:52:16 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 449 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 41 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 4.47 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 176 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 us7000mxvv Id of event.
Event Code 7000mxvv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000mxvv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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