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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Lluta in Peru

Earthquake location -15.8357S, -72.2508WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Lluta in Peru. Unique identifier: us20004fze. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004fze. The temblor was picked up at 14:54:18 / 2:54 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/12/15 / 2015-12-08 19:54:18 / December 8, 2015 @ 7:54 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -72.2508° West, latitude -15.8357° South, depth = 25.13 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 25.13 km (16 miles).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 99 km (61 miles) from Arequipa (c. 841 100 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Lluta (c. 6 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Yura (c. 5 700 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Orcopampa (c. 5 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arequipa, Yura, Orcopampa (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 32 km NW of Lluta, Peru. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.2508° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -15.8357° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 25.13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32km 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 2015-12-08 19:54:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-09 17:44:21 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 340 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 3.112 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 145 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 us20004fze Id of event.
Event Code 20004fze An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004fze, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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