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



Earthquake location -14.5771S, -74.1483WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Puquio in Peru. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:35:12 / 7:35 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20008v5u. Unique identifier: us20008v5u. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/03/17 / 2017-03-28 00:35:12 / March 28, 2017 @ 12:35 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 65.69 km (41 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 65.69 km, -74.1483° West, -14.5771° South.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 90 km (56 miles) from Nazca (c. 23 600 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Puquio (c. 10 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Coracora (c. 7 400 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Tambo (c. 5 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nazca, Coracora, Tambo. Close country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 13 km N of Puquio, Peru.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -74.1483° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.5771° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 65.69 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km N of Puquio, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-28 00:35:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-28 00:54:41 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 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 3.674 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 153 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 us20008v5u Id of event.
Event Code 20008v5u An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008v5u, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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