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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 6 km NW of Jaen, Peru

Earthquake location -5.66S, -78.84WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Jaen in Peru. The temblor was picked up at 01:03:48 / 1:03 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/03/16 / 2016-03-20 06:03:48 / March 20, 2016 @ 6:03 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 20 km (12 miles). Exact location of event, depth 20 km, -78.84° West, -5.66° South. Event id: us20005ieb. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005ieb.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 6 km (4 miles) from Jaén (c. 52 500 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from La Peca (c. 27 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Bagua Grande (c. 20 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Huancabamba (c. 8 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from San Ignacio (c. 7 900 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Cajaruro (c. 7 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Huancabamba, San Ignacio, Cajaruro.

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 two 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 6 km NW of Jaen, Peru.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -78.84° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.66° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km NW of Jaen, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-03-20 06:03:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-15 09:46:45 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 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 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 us20005ieb Id of event.
Event Code 20005ieb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005ieb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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