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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Sayan in Peru

Earthquake location -11.2708S, -76.8477WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Sayan in Peru on Thursday. Unique identifier: us20007z9s. Ids that are associated to the event: us20007z9s. The temblor was reported at 14:07:27 / 2:07 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/12/16 / 2016-12-08 19:07:27 / December 8, 2016 @ 7:07 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 75.06 km (47 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -76.8477 West, latitude -11.2708 South, depth = 75.06 km.

Earthquake epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Lima (c. 7 737 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Callao (c. 813 300 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Surco (c. 251 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Chosica (c. 88 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Cerro de Pasco (c. 78 900 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from San Isidro (c. 68 300 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Huaral (c. 62 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Surco, Carhuamayo, San Isidro (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 40 km ESE of Sayan, Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -76.8477° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -11.2708° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 75.06 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km ESE of Sayan, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-08 19:07:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-09 00:11:38 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 326 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 0.712 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 143 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 us20007z9s Id of event.
Event Code 20007z9s An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20007z9s, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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