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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Lluta in Peru

Earthquake location -15.9169S, -72.0644WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Lluta in Peru. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/12/15 / 2015-12-30 16:18:51 / December 30, 2015 @ 4:18 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10004afc. Event ids that are associated: us10004afc. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.0644 West, latitude -15.9169 South, depth = 137.54 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:18:51 / 11:18 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 137.54 km (85 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (48 miles) from Arequipa (c. 841 100 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Lluta (c. 6 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Yura (c. 5 700 pop), 78 km (49 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 Orcopampa, Arequipa, Yura.

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 12 km NNW of Lluta, Peru. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.0644° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -15.9169° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 137.54 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km NNW 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 2015-12-30 16:18:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-12 02:11:54 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 284 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 2.944 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 181 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 us10004afc Id of event.
Event Code 10004afc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004afc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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