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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Paita in Peru

Earthquake location -4.8954S, -81.2859WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Paita in Peru on Tuesday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:36:48 / 10:36 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/10/16 / 2016-10-25 15:36:48 / October 25, 2016 @ 3:36 pm. Exact location of event, depth 29.33 km, -81.2859° West, -4.8954° South. Id of earthquake: us20007gm4. Event ids that are associated: us20007gm4. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 29.33 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Máncora, Sechura, Bernal (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). The epicenter was 80 km (49 miles) from Piura (c. 325 500 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Sullana (c. 160 800 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Talara (c. 99 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Catacaos (c. 57 300 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Paita (c. 56 200 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from La Unión (c. 34 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Marcavelica (c. 25 600 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 28 km NW of Paita, Peru. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -81.2859° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.8954° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 29.33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km NW of Paita, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-10-25 15:36:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-10-25 16:44:21 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 1.808 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 148 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 us20007gm4 Id of event.
Event Code 20007gm4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20007gm4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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