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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Matucana in Peru

Earthquake location -12.2797S, -76.2367WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Matucana in Peru on Thursday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/04/16 / 2016-04-14 22:50:46 / April 14, 2016 @ 10:50 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 81.58 km (51 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20005i7e. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005i7e. The temblor was picked up at 17:50:46 / 5:50 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -76.2367 West, latitude -12.2797 South, depth = 81.58 km.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 90 km (56 miles) from Lima (c. 7 737 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Surco (c. 251 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Chosica (c. 88 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from San Isidro (c. 68 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from La Oroya (c. 33 300 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Imperial (c. 32 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Oroya, San Isidro, Lima. Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 one and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 50 km SSE of Matucana, 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 -76.2367° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -12.2797° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 81.58 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 50km SSE of Matucana, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-14 22:50:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-14 23:06:43 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 273 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 0.659 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 123 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 us20005i7e Id of event.
Event Code 20005i7e An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005i7e, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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