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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Matucana in Peru

Earthquake location -12.1887S, -76.0794WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Matucana in Peru. Exact location of event, depth 89.79 km, -76.0794° West, -12.1887° South. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 89.79 km (56 miles). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:39:12 / 1:39 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100035ut. Id of event: us100035ut. Global time and date of event 28/08/15 / 2015-08-28 18:39:12 / August 28, 2015 @ 6:39 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Huancayo, Tarma, San Agustin (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 96 km (60 miles) from Huancayo (c. 376 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Chosica (c. 88 600 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Tarma (c. 51 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from La Oroya (c. 33 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Jauja (c. 21 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Mala (c. 17 300 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Santa María (c. 14 900 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 51 km SE of Matucana, Peru. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -76.0794° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -12.1887° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 89.79 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51km SE of Matucana, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-08-28 18:39:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-08-28 21:40:17 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 341 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 0.772 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 99 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 us100035ut Id of event.
Event Code 100035ut An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100035ut, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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