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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near southern Peru



Earthquake location -15.5155S, -73.3115WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported southern Peru kilometers (0 miles) from southern Peru on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 08:18:58 / 8:18 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20004yyb. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004yyb. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/02/16 / 2016-02-09 08:18:58 / February 9, 2016 @ 8:18 am. Exact location of event, longitude -73.3115 West, latitude -15.5155 South, depth = 74.09 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 74.09 km (46 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coracora (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Coracora (c. 7 400 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 four and in the last 365 days twenty-one 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: southern Peru. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.3115° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -15.5155° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 74.09 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place southern Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-09 08:18:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-09 08:32:24 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 326 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 4.017 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 125 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 us20004yyb Id of event.
Event Code 20004yyb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004yyb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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