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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, 20 km WSW of Chivay, Peru



Earthquake location -15.7315S, -71.7626WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Chivay in Peru on Monday. Event id: us10004rtm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004rtm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 21.56 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/02/16 / 2016-02-22 20:29:38 / February 22, 2016 @ 8:29 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 15:29:38 / 3:29 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -71.7626° West, -15.7315° South, depth 21.56 km.

Nearby country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (49 miles) from Arequipa (c. 841 100 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Hacienda Huancane (c. 7 800 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Lluta (c. 6 000 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Yura (c. 5 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Orcopampa (c. 5 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hacienda Huancane, Orcopampa, Arequipa (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.

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

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.7626° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -15.7315° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 21.56 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km WSW of Chivay, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-22 20:29:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-22 20:50:42 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 354 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 2.955 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.46 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 us10004rtm Id of event.
Event Code 10004rtm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004rtm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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