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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 59 km SW of Pacasmayo, Peru



Earthquake location -7.759S, -79.9738WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Pacasmayo in Peru on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The temblor was picked up at 16:39:17 / 4:39 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004f3r. Unique identifier: us10004f3r. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, -79.9738° West, -7.759° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/01/16 / 2016-01-16 21:39:17 / January 16, 2016 @ 9:39 pm.

Close country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Chepén (c. 42 000 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Chocope (c. 32 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Pacasmayo (c. 29 200 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Monsefú (c. 25 700 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Guadalupe (c. 25 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Santiago de Cao (c. 22 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Paiján (c. 21 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Monsefú, Ascope, Eten (min 5000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 59 km SW of Pacasmayo, Peru.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -79.9738° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -7.759° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 59km SW of Pacasmayo, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-16 21:39:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-16 22:30:54 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 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 5.212 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 151 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 us10004f3r Id of event.
Event Code 10004f3r An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004f3r, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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