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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Huancavelica in Peru

Earthquake location -13.1752S, -74.8461WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Huancavelica in Peru on Monday. Exact location of event, longitude -74.8461 West, latitude -13.1752 South, depth = 67.39 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:29:21 / 9:29 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10006p29. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006p29. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/09/16 / 2016-09-12 14:29:21 / September 12, 2016 @ 2:29 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 67.39 km (42 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pampas, Huanta, Ayacucho (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Ayacucho (c. 140 000 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Huancavelica (c. 41 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Huanta (c. 18 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Pampas (c. 5 500 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 three and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 47 km SSE of Huancavelica, Peru. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -74.8461° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -13.1752° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 67.39 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 47km SSE of Huancavelica, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-12 14:29:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-10-03 20:38:50 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 271 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 2.278 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 121 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 us10006p29 Id of event.
Event Code 10006p29 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006p29, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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