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Light earthquake, 4 mag has occurred near Trujillo in Peru

Earthquake location -8.0521S, -79.0582WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Trujillo in Peru. Exact location, longitude -79.0582° West, latitude -8.0521° South, depth = 81.23 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/10/15 / 2015-10-09 17:09:00 / October 9, 2015 @ 5:09 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us10003mj9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003mj9. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:09:00 / 12:09 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 81.23 km (50 miles).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 8 km (5 miles) from Trujillo (c. 747 500 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Chocope (c. 32 400 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Laredo (c. 24 700 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Moche (c. 22 600 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Santiago de Cao (c. 22 000 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Paiján (c. 21 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Pedro de Lloc, Otuzco, Virú (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 7 km NNW of Trujillo, Peru.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -79.0582° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -8.0521° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 81.23 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km NNW of Trujillo, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-09 17:09:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-09 18:23:40 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 246 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 6.302 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.57 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 216 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 us10003mj9 Id of event.
Event Code 10003mj9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003mj9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

1 Comment

  1. Denise

    live in Lima and did not feel anything

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