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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag strikes near Independencia in Peru

Earthquake location -11.8387S, -77.1634WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Independencia in Peru. Exact location of event, depth 62.32 km, -77.1634° West, -11.8387° South. The epicenter was at a depth of 62.32 km (39 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/10/16 / 2016-10-28 03:47:32 / October 28, 2016 @ 3:47 am. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:47:32 / 10:47 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us100072jh. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100072jh.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Huaura, Caleta de Carquín, Hualmay (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 27 km (17 miles) from Lima (c. 7 737 000 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Callao (c. 813 300 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Surco (c. 251 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Chosica (c. 88 600 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from San Isidro (c. 68 300 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Huaral (c. 62 200 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Huacho (c. 54 500 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. 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: 21 km NW of Independencia, Peru.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -77.1634° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -11.8387° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 62.32 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km NW of Independencia, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-10-28 03:47:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-10-28 04:06:43 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 25 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5 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 382 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 0.347 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.65 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 152 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 us100072jh Id of event.
Event Code 100072jh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100072jh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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