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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Zorritos in Peru



Earthquake location -3.8121S, -80.9435WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Zorritos in Peru on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 50.16 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/01/16 / 2016-01-29 01:17:12 / January 29, 2016 @ 1:17 am. Exact location of earthquake, -80.9435° West, -3.8121° South, depth 50.16 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:17:12 / 8:17 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20004ve1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004ve1.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Talara, Huaquillas, Aguas Verdes. Earthquake epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Tumbes (c. 109 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Talara (c. 99 100 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Huaquillas (c. 39 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from La Breita (c. 17 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Zarumilla (c. 16 900 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Zorritos (c. 12 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from El Alto (c. 9 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop), Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop).

Each 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 occurred nearby.

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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: 32 km WSW of Zorritos, Peru. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.9435° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -3.8121° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 50.16 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32km WSW of Zorritos, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-29 01:17:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-29 22:30:29 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 312 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 4.731 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 141 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 us20004ve1 Id of event.
Event Code 20004ve1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004ve1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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