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Light earthquake, 4 mag was detected near Tingo Maria in Peru

Earthquake location -9.5972S, -75.6154WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Tingo Maria in Peru. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004r36. Unique identifier: us10004r36. Exact location of earthquake, -75.6154° West, -9.5972° South, depth 18.5 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 18.5 km (11 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/02/16 / 2016-02-17 23:57:57 / February 17, 2016 @ 11:57 pm UTC/GMT. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:57:57 / 6:57 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). The epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from Huánuco (c. 148 000 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Tingo María (c. 53 200 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Ambo (c. 6 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ambo, Huánuco, Tingo María.

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 54 km SE of Tingo Maria, Peru.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -75.6154° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -9.5972° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 54km SE of Tingo Maria, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-17 23:57:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-03-15 23:02:59 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 246 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 2.663 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 109 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 us10004r36 Id of event.
Event Code 10004r36 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004r36, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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