Earthquakes today

Current and latest world earthquakes breaking news, activity and articles today

Earthquake breaking news, Light World Earthquakes Magnitude 4-4.9

Light earthquake, 4.8 mag strikes near Ayaviri in Peru

Earthquake location -15.2011S, -70.8014WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Ayaviri in Peru on Thursday. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/12/16 / 2016-12-02 03:04:58 / December 2, 2016 @ 3:04 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us10007e6r. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007e6r. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -70.8014 West, latitude -15.2011 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:04:58 / 10:04 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from Juliaca (c. 245 700 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Ayaviri (c. 19 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Azángaro (c. 13 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Atuncolla (c. 12 700 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Hacienda Huancane (c. 7 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Atuncolla, Juliaca, Azángaro (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eleven 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

Did you feel the quake?

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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 41 km SSW of Ayaviri, Peru. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

Copyright © 2016 All rights reserved.

More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.8014° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -15.2011° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41km SSW of Ayaviri, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-02 03:04:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-02 03:58:25 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 354 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 2.692 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.36 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 139 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 us10007e6r Id of event.
Event Code 10007e6r An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007e6r, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

Leave a Reply