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Minor World Earthquakes Magnitude -3.9

Minor earthquake 3.8 mag, 59 km NNW of Oxapampa, Peru



Earthquake location -10.0482S, -75.518WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Oxapampa in Peru. Unique identifier: us10007atx. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007atx. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 113.99 km (71 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/10/16 / 2016-10-23 08:44:45 / October 23, 2016 @ 8:44 am. Exact location, longitude -75.518° West, latitude -10.0482° South, depth = 113.99 km. The 3.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:44:45 / 3:44 am (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Huánuco (c. 148 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Oxapampa (c. 12 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Villa Rica (c. 7 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Ambo (c. 6 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Villa Rica, Huánuco, Ambo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 59 km NNW of Oxapampa, Peru.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -75.518° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.0482° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 113.99 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 59km NNW of Oxapampa, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-10-23 08:44:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-20 08:07:44 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 222 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 2.324 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 88 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 us10007atx Id of event.
Event Code 10007atx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007atx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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