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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag strikes near Lluta in Peru

Earthquake location -15.8236S, -72.3022WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Lluta in Peru. The temblor was detected at 14:42:47 / 2:42 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 33.53 km (21 miles). Exact location, longitude -72.3022° West, latitude -15.8236° South, depth = 33.53 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/10/15 / 2015-10-01 19:42:47 / October 1, 2015 @ 7:42 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us10003jkl. Unique identifier: us10003jkl. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 99 km (62 miles) from Camaná (c. 16 400 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Lluta (c. 6 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Yura (c. 5 700 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Orcopampa (c. 5 600 pop). Close country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Camaná, Yura, Orcopampa.

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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: 37 km NW of Lluta, Peru. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.3022° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -15.8236° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 33.53 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km NW of Lluta, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-01 19:42:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-01 19:58:20 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 369 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 3.151 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 146 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 us10003jkl Id of event.
Event Code 10003jkl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003jkl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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