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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Huancavelica in Peru



Earthquake location -13.3466S, -75.1737WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Huancavelica in Peru on Thursday. Event id: us20008u74. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008u74. Exact location, longitude -75.1737° West, latitude -13.3466° South, depth = 75.05 km. Global time and date of event 24/03/17 / 2017-03-24 04:34:14 / March 24, 2017 @ 4:34 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 23:34:14 / 11:34 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 75.05 km (47 miles).

Nearby country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Juan Bautista, Huancavelica (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Huancavelica (c. 41 600 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from San Juan Bautista (c. 6 900 pop).

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

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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 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: 67 km SSW of Huancavelica, Peru.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -75.1737° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -13.3466° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 75.05 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 67km SSW of Huancavelica, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-24 04:34:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-24 04:52:32 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.6 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 2.115 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 138 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 us20008u74 Id of event.
Event Code 20008u74 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008u74, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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