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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag was detected near Santiago de Cao in Peru

Earthquake location -8.2872S, -79.9273WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Santiago de Cao in Peru. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/11/16 / 2016-11-27 16:53:14 / November 27, 2016 @ 4:53 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -79.9273° West, -8.2872° South, depth 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10007csh. Unique identifier: us10007csh. The temblor was picked up at 11:53:14 / 11:53 am (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chicama, Chocope, Paiján. Epicenter of the earthquake was 95 km (59 miles) from Chocope (c. 32 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Santiago de Cao (c. 22 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Paiján (c. 21 100 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Chicama (c. 14 900 pop). Nearby country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 three 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: 84 km WSW of Santiago de Cao, Peru. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -79.9273° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -8.2872° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 84km WSW of Santiago de Cao, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-11-27 16:53:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-27 18:55:45 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 340 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 3.892 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 126 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 us10007csh Id of event.
Event Code 10007csh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007csh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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