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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Acolla in Peru

Earthquake location -11.723S, -75.6977WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Acolla in Peru. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 46.91 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 06:22:32 / 6:22 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -75.6977 West, latitude -11.723 South, depth = 46.91 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/03/16 / 2016-03-02 11:22:32 / March 2, 2016 @ 11:22 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10004urp. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004urp.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Ramón, Junín, Huayucachi (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Huancayo (c. 376 700 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Tarma (c. 51 400 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from La Oroya (c. 33 300 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Jauja (c. 21 100 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Junín (c. 15 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Ramón (c. 14 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop).

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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 16 km W of Acolla, Peru.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -75.6977° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -11.723° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 46.91 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km W of Acolla, 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 11:22:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-03-31 08:08:21 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 271 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 1.15 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.65 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 86 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 us10004urp Id of event.
Event Code 10004urp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004urp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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