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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 31 km WSW of Minas de Marcona, Peru



Earthquake location -15.2958S, -75.394WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Minas de Marcona in Peru. The temblor was reported at 13:50:56 / 1:50 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 22/11/16 / 2016-11-22 18:50:56 / November 22, 2016 @ 6:50 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -75.394 West, latitude -15.2958 South, depth = 37.26 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37.26 km (23 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007bhj. Id of event: us10007bhj.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 71 km (44 miles) from Nazca (c. 23 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Minas de Marcona (c. 15 500 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Palpa (c. 5 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palpa, Nazca, Minas de Marcona (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop).

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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 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: 31 km WSW of Minas de Marcona, Peru.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -75.394° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -15.2958° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37.26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31km WSW of Minas de Marcona, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-11-22 18:50:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-22 19:10:47 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 3.577 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.21 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 164 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 us10007bhj Id of event.
Event Code 10007bhj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007bhj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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