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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 24 km NE of Huarichancara, Peru

Earthquake location -15.4589S, -70.9287WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Huarichancara in Peru. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -70.9287 West, latitude -15.4589 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/12/16 / 2016-12-15 07:14:48 / December 15, 2016 @ 7:14 am. The temblor was reported at 02:14:48 / 2:14 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us200080yu. Event ids that are associated: us200080yu. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Atuncolla, Juliaca, Ayaviri. Event epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Juliaca (c. 245 700 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Ayaviri (c. 19 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Atuncolla (c. 12 700 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Hacienda Huancane (c. 7 800 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 24 km NE of Huarichancara, Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.9287° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -15.4589° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km NE of Huarichancara, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-15 07:14:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-15 07:42:44 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 312 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 2.949 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 121 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 us200080yu Id of event.
Event Code 200080yu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200080yu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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