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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Atuncolla in Peru

Earthquake location -15.6095S, -70.3289WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Atuncolla in Peru. The temblor was detected at 05:35:47 / 5:35 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -70.3289 West, latitude -15.6095 South, depth = 205.12 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007wlp. Id of event: us10007wlp. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/02/17 / 2017-02-01 10:35:47 / February 1, 2017 @ 10:35 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 205.12 km (127 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Putina, Ilave, Ayaviri (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). The epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Juliaca (c. 245 700 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Puno (c. 116 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Ayaviri (c. 19 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Ilave (c. 16 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Azángaro (c. 13 300 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Atuncolla (c. 12 700 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Putina (c. 8 100 pop).

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 two and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 20 km WNW of Atuncolla, Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.3289° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -15.6095° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 205.12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km WNW of Atuncolla, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-01 10:35:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-01 10:51:07 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 2.219 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 116 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 us10007wlp Id of event.
Event Code 10007wlp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007wlp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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