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



Earthquake location -16.3147S, -74.475WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 98 km S of Acari, Peru (61 miles) on Saturday. Global time and date of event 01/04/17 / 2017-04-01 12:56:59 / April 1, 2017 @ 12:56 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 07:56:59 / 7:56 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, depth 40.17 km, -74.475° West, -16.3147° South. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008dt4. Id of event: us10008dt4. The epicenter was at a depth of 40.17 km (25 miles).

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

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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 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: 98 km S of Acari, Peru.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -74.475° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -16.3147° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40.17 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 98km S of Acari, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-01 12:56:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-07 10:07:14 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 4.57 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 144 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 us10008dt4 Id of event.
Event Code 10008dt4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008dt4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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