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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake strikes near Puerto Santa in Peru

Earthquake location -9.0816S, -79.0628WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (mg/mb) has striked on Wednesday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Puerto Santa in Peru. The temblor was reported at 08:59:42 / 8:59 pm (local time epicenter) at a depth of 52.24 km (32 miles). Global time of event 2015-02-12 01:59:42 UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude -79.0628 West, latitude -9.0816 South, depth 52.24 km.

Close countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). The epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Chimbote (c. 317 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Virú (c. 20 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Coishco (c. 15 100 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Puerto Santa (c. 14 100 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Salaverry (c. 10 100 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salaverry, Virú, Chimbote.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -79.0628° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -9.0816° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 52.24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 46km WSW of Puerto Santa, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-02-12 01:59:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-02-12 02:20:58 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 326 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 3.62 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 167 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 us10000b9r Id of event.
Event Code 10000b9r An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS us10000b9r A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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