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Light earthquake: M4 quake has struck near Chancay in Peru



Earthquake location -11.6951S, -77.2242WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Chancay in Peru on Wednesday. Event id: us20008fu6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008fu6. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/02/17 / 2017-02-02 04:39:51 / February 2, 2017 @ 4:39 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 23:39:51 / 11:39 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 67.37 km (42 miles). Exact location, longitude -77.2242° West, latitude -11.6951° South, depth = 67.37 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Végueta, Huaura, Caleta de Carquín (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Lima (c. 7 737 000 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Callao (c. 813 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Surco (c. 251 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Chosica (c. 88 600 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from San Isidro (c. 68 300 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Huaral (c. 62 200 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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 14 km SSE of Chancay, Peru.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -77.2242° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -11.6951° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 67.37 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km SSE of Chancay, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-02 04:39:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-02 05:40:44 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 247 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 0.473 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 148 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 us20008fu6 Id of event.
Event Code 20008fu6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008fu6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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