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Light earthquake 4.1 mag, 12 km WSW of Perene, Peru

Earthquake location -10.9862S, -75.336WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Perene in Peru. Exact location, longitude -75.336° West, latitude -10.9862° South, depth = 94.88 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us100086qv. Unique identifier: us100086qv. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 94.88 km (59 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:46:21 / 3:46 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/02/17 / 2017-02-23 08:46:21 / February 23, 2017 @ 8:46 am.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Jauja, Acolla, La Oroya (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 62 km (38 miles) from Tarma (c. 51 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from La Oroya (c. 33 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Jauja (c. 21 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Satipo (c. 15 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Junín (c. 15 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from San Ramón (c. 14 700 pop). Close country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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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: 12 km WSW of Perene, Peru.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -75.336° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.9862° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 94.88 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km WSW of Perene, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-23 08:46:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-09 09:42:46 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 259 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 1.78 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 86 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 us100086qv Id of event.
Event Code 100086qv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100086qv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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