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Light earthquake: M4.1 quake has struck near Morococha in Peru

Earthquake location -11.2782S, -76.4816WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Morococha in Peru on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 95.61 km (59 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 17/09/16 / 2016-09-17 12:55:53 / September 17, 2016 @ 12:55 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006qlp. Id of event: us10006qlp. Exact location, longitude -76.4816° West, latitude -11.2782° South, depth = 95.61 km. The temblor was reported at 07:55:53 / 7:55 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chancay, Huasahuasi, Tarma. Epicenter of the event was 78 km (48 miles) from Chosica (c. 88 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Cerro de Pasco (c. 78 900 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Huaral (c. 62 200 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Tarma (c. 51 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from La Oroya (c. 33 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Chancay (c. 27 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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: 51 km NW of Morococha, Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -76.4816° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -11.2782° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 95.61 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51km NW of Morococha, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-17 12:55:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-10-01 12:49:38 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 259 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 0.788 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.18 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 127 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 us10006qlp Id of event.
Event Code 10006qlp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006qlp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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