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Minor earthquake, 3.9 mag was detected near Callao in Peru



Earthquake location -12.1647S, -77.541WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Callao in Peru. The epicenter was at a depth of 43.11 km (27 miles). Exact location, longitude -77.541° West, latitude -12.1647° South, depth = 43.11 km. Unique identifier: us200050sl. Ids that are associated to the event: us200050sl. Global time and date of event 15/02/16 / 2016-02-15 07:46:16 / February 15, 2016 @ 7:46 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 02:46:16 / 2:46 am (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 57 km (36 miles) from Lima (c. 7 737 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Callao (c. 813 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Surco (c. 251 600 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from San Isidro (c. 68 300 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Huaral (c. 62 200 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Chancay (c. 27 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Bartolo, Huaral, Santa María (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. 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 six 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 43 km WSW of Callao, Peru. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -77.541° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -12.1647° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 43.11 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43km WSW of Callao, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-15 07:46:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-17 04:26:16 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 11 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 239 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 0.705 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 193 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 us200050sl Id of event.
Event Code 200050sl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200050sl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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