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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, 58 km WSW of Chancay, Peru

Earthquake location -11.7823S, -77.7562WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Chancay in Peru on Friday. The temblor was picked up at 09:52:22 / 9:52 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 67.67 km (42 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005fpb. Id of event: us10005fpb. Global time and date of event 06/05/16 / 2016-05-06 14:52:22 / May 6, 2016 @ 2:52 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 67.67 km, -77.7562° West, -11.7823° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa María, Sayán, Surco. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Event epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Lima (c. 7 737 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Callao (c. 813 300 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Surco (c. 251 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from San Isidro (c. 68 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Huaral (c. 62 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Huacho (c. 54 500 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Chancay (c. 27 000 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 six 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 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: 58 km WSW of Chancay, Peru.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -77.7562° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -11.7823° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 67.67 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 58km WSW of Chancay, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-06 14:52:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-20 10:18:18 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 354 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 0.917 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.47 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 145 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 us10005fpb Id of event.
Event Code 10005fpb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005fpb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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