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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Querecotillo in Peru

Earthquake location -4.7289S, -80.6765WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Querecotillo in Peru. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10005zf8. Event ids that are associated: us10005zf8. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:35:01 / 1:35 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 48.58 km (30 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/07/16 / 2016-07-02 06:35:01 / July 2, 2016 @ 6:35 am. Exact location of event, depth 48.58 km, -80.6765° West, -4.7289° South.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 52 km (32 miles) from Piura (c. 325 500 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Sullana (c. 160 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Talara (c. 99 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Chulucanas (c. 68 800 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Catacaos (c. 57 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Paita (c. 56 200 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from La Unión (c. 34 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sechura, Morropón, Macará (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 seven 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.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 12 km NNW of Querecotillo, Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.6765° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.7289° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48.58 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km NNW of Querecotillo, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-07-02 06:35:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-07-02 06:53:35 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 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 326 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 2.681 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 140 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 us10005zf8 Id of event.
Event Code 10005zf8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005zf8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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