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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Chancay in Peru

Earthquake location -11.8001S, -77.695WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Chancay in Peru. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:31:55 / 6:31 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -77.695 West, latitude -11.8001 South, depth = 35 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005cj7. Unique identifier: us20005cj7. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/03/16 / 2016-03-02 23:31:55 / March 2, 2016 @ 11:31 pm.

Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Lima (c. 7 737 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Callao (c. 813 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Surco (c. 251 600 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from San Isidro (c. 68 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Huaral (c. 62 200 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Huacho (c. 54 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sayán, Santa María, Végueta (min 5000 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 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 was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 53 km WSW of Chancay, Peru. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -77.695° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -11.8001° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53km WSW of Chancay, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-03-02 23:31:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-03-26 00:29:25 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 272 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 0.855 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.49 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 202 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 us20005cj7 Id of event.
Event Code 20005cj7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005cj7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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