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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Lluta in Peru

Earthquake location -15.8857S, -72.5905WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Lluta in Peru. The epicenter was at a depth of 79.23 km (49 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/01/16 / 2016-01-14 18:30:59 / January 14, 2016 @ 6:30 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -72.5905° West, -15.8857° South, depth 79.23 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:30:59 / 1:30 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20004zli. Event ids that are associated: us20004zli.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Camaná, Orcopampa, Lluta (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Camaná (c. 16 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Lluta (c. 6 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Orcopampa (c. 5 600 pop). Close country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: 63 km WNW of Lluta, Peru.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.5905° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -15.8857° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 79.23 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 63km WNW of Lluta, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-14 18:30:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-11 23:05:38 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 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 3.469 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.54 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 188 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 us20004zli Id of event.
Event Code 20004zli An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004zli, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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