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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Buenos Aires in Peru

Earthquake location -5.2906S, -80.0844WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Buenos Aires in Peru on Saturday. The temblor was picked up at 17:28:56 / 5:28 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 74.24 km (46 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 74.24 km, -80.0844° West, -5.2906° South. All ids that are associated to the event: us10005cme. Unique identifier: us10005cme. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/04/16 / 2016-04-09 22:28:56 / April 9, 2016 @ 10:28 pm.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sechura, Olmos, Ayabaca. Nearby country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 62 km (38 miles) from Piura (c. 325 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Sullana (c. 160 800 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Chulucanas (c. 68 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Catacaos (c. 57 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from La Unión (c. 34 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Tambo Grande (c. 30 000 pop).

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 four 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: 13 km WSW of Buenos Aires, Peru. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.0844° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -5.2906° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 74.24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km WSW of Buenos Aires, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-09 22:28:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-30 01:32:05 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 284 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 0.924 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 150 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 us10005cme Id of event.
Event Code 10005cme An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005cme, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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