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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Tumbes in Peru



Earthquake location -3.229S, -80.7395WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Tumbes in Peru on Sunday. Exact location, longitude -80.7395° West, latitude -3.229° South, depth = 39.7 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 25/09/16 / 2016-09-25 18:24:00 / September 25, 2016 @ 6:24 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:24:00 / 1:24 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10006skn. Unique identifier: us10006skn. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 39.7 km (25 miles).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Machala (c. 198 100 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Tumbes (c. 109 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Santa Rosa (c. 41 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Huaquillas (c. 39 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Playas (c. 30 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Zarumilla (c. 16 900 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Zorritos (c. 12 300 pop). Close country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop), Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Papayal, Santa Rosa, Machala (min 5000 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 49 km NW of Tumbes, Peru. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.7395° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -3.229° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 39.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49km NW of Tumbes, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-25 18:24:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-25 19:14:51 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 340 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 1.377 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 115 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 us10006skn Id of event.
Event Code 10006skn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006skn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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