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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Pimentel in Peru

Earthquake location -7.0727S, -80.5188WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Pimentel in Peru. The temblor was detected at 20:45:47 / 8:45 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -80.5188 West, latitude -7.0727 South, depth = 40.81 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 40.81 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 15/08/16 / 2016-08-15 01:45:47 / August 15, 2016 @ 1:45 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006dtx. Unique identifier: us10006dtx.

Nearby country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Chiclayo (c. 577 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Lambayeque (c. 43 700 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Picsi (c. 43 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Monsefú (c. 25 700 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Pimentel (c. 15 600 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Eten (c. 13 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mochumí, Picsi, San José (min 5000 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. 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: 69 km WSW of Pimentel, Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.5188° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -7.0727° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40.81 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 69km WSW of Pimentel, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-08-15 01:45:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-08-15 02:46:12 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 3.53 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 141 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 us10006dtx Id of event.
Event Code 10006dtx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006dtx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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