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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 66 km SSW of Callao, Peru

Earthquake location -12.5956S, -77.4328WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Callao in Peru. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/12/16 / 2016-12-22 16:43:54 / December 22, 2016 @ 4:43 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 23.29 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 11:43:54 / 11:43 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -77.4328° West, latitude -12.5956° South, depth = 23.29 km. Id of earthquake: us10007m0k. Event ids that are associated: us10007m0k.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa María, Mala, Chilca. Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 76 km (47 miles) from Lima (c. 7 737 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Callao (c. 813 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Surco (c. 251 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from San Isidro (c. 68 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Mala (c. 17 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Santa María (c. 14 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Chilca (c. 12 900 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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: 66 km SSW of Callao, Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -77.4328° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -12.5956° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 23.29 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 66km SSW of Callao, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-22 16:43:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-22 22:38:30 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 327 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 0.835 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 156 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 us10007m0k Id of event.
Event Code 10007m0k An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007m0k, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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