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Light earthquake, 4 mag was detected near Yurimaguas in Peru

Earthquake location -6.1995S, -75.1104WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 112 km ESE of Yurimaguas, Peru (70 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 20:28:42 / 8:28 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -75.1104 West, latitude -6.1995 South, depth = 49.45 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/01/16 / 2016-01-18 01:28:42 / January 18, 2016 @ 1:28 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 49.45 km (31 miles). Unique identifier: us10004f9t. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004f9t.

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 two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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: 112 km ESE of Yurimaguas, Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -75.1104° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.1995° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 49.45 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 112km ESE of Yurimaguas, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-18 01:28:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-20 04:31:03 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 2.83 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.33 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 130 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 us10004f9t Id of event.
Event Code 10004f9t An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004f9t, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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