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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Pisco in Peru

Earthquake location -13.5908S, -76.6711WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Pisco in Peru. The epicenter was at a depth of 19.83 km (12 miles). Event id: us20003hsy. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20003hsy. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 19.83 km, -76.6711° West, -13.5908° South. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/09/15 / 2015-09-10 16:43:59 / September 10, 2015 @ 4:43 pm. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:43:59 / 11:43 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Quilmaná, Nuevo Imperial, Imperial. The epicenter was 62 km (38 miles) from Chincha Alta (c. 153 100 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Pisco (c. 61 900 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Imperial (c. 32 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Nuevo Imperial (c. 32 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from San Vicente de Cañete (c. 25 500 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from San Clemente (c. 15 800 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Villa Tupac Amaru (c. 11 200 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 50 km WNW of Pisco, Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -76.6711° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -13.5908° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19.83 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 50km WNW of Pisco, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-09-10 16:43:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-09-10 16:58:43 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 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 354 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 1.602 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 147 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 us20003hsy Id of event.
Event Code 20003hsy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20003hsy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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