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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Anta in Peru



Earthquake location -13.5325S, -72.4189WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Anta in Peru on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47.43 km (29 miles). The temblor was detected at 17:42:18 / 5:42 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 24/12/15 / 2015-12-24 22:42:18 / December 24, 2015 @ 10:42 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us10004b97. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004b97. Exact location of event, depth 47.43 km, -72.4189° West, -13.5325° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 49 km (30 miles) from Cusco (c. 312 100 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Abancay (c. 55 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Santa Ana (c. 25 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Calca (c. 9 200 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Urubamba (c. 7 500 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Anta (c. 5 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Urcos, Santa Ana, Calca (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop).

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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 30 km WSW of Anta, Peru.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.4189° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -13.5325° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 47.43 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30km WSW of Anta, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-12-24 22:42:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-17 01:22:26 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 271 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 4.58 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 110 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 us10004b97 Id of event.
Event Code 10004b97 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004b97, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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