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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Santa Lucia in Peru

Earthquake location -15.6336S, -70.4854WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Santa Lucia in Peru on Thursday. Global time and date of event 08/09/16 / 2016-09-08 09:38:45 / September 8, 2016 @ 9:38 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -70.4854° West, latitude -15.6336° South, depth = 192.75 km. Event id: us10006mzm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006mzm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:38:45 / 4:38 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 192.75 km (120 miles).

Event epicenter was 41 km (25 miles) from Juliaca (c. 245 700 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Puno (c. 116 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Ayaviri (c. 19 300 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Azángaro (c. 13 300 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Atuncolla (c. 12 700 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Hacienda Huancane (c. 7 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Azángaro, Ayaviri, Puno (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 14 km ENE of Santa Lucia, Peru.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.4854° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -15.6336° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 192.75 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km ENE of Santa Lucia, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-08 09:38:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-08 09:53:53 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 312 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 2.725 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.92 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 119 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 us10006mzm Id of event.
Event Code 10006mzm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006mzm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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