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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Jepelacio in Peru

Earthquake location -6.1375S, -76.7397WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Jepelacio in Peru on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -76.7397° West, latitude -6.1375° South, depth = 54.8 km. Id of earthquake: us200050k4. Event ids that are associated: us200050k4. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/02/16 / 2016-02-11 22:25:35 / February 11, 2016 @ 10:25 pm. The temblor was reported at 17:25:35 / 5:25 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 54.8 km (34 miles).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Event epicenter was 28 km (17 miles) from Moyobamba (c. 44 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Yurimaguas (c. 41 800 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Rioja (c. 25 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Saposoa (c. 14 900 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Tabalosos (c. 14 700 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Lamas (c. 13 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Saposoa, Chazuta, Yurimaguas (min 5000 pop).

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 two and in the last 365 days four 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 23 km E of Jepelacio, Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -76.7397° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.1375° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 54.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km E of Jepelacio, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-11 22:25:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-23 04:22:51 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 298 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 4.306 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.4 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 142 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 us200050k4 Id of event.
Event Code 200050k4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200050k4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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