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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag has occurred near Santiago in Peru



Earthquake location -14.3314S, -75.8138WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Santiago in Peru on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 49.87 km (31 miles). Unique identifier: us20005dw4. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005dw4. The temblor was picked up at 03:56:58 / 3:56 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/03/16 / 2016-03-27 08:56:58 / March 27, 2016 @ 8:56 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -75.8138 West, latitude -14.3314 South, depth = 49.87 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Clemente, Pisco, Villa Tupac Amaru (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Ica (c. 246 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Pisco (c. 61 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from San Clemente (c. 15 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Villa Tupac Amaru (c. 11 200 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Santiago (c. 10 400 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Subtanjalla (c. 9 100 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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 respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 19 km SW of Santiago, Peru.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -75.8138° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.3314° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 49.87 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km SW of Santiago, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-03-27 08:56:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-22 07:17:31 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 259 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 2.536 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 157 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 us20005dw4 Id of event.
Event Code 20005dw4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005dw4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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