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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Huasahuasi in Peru



Earthquake location -11.1916S, -75.6765WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Huasahuasi in Peru. Id of earthquake: us10008ix3. Event ids that are associated: us10008ix3. Exact location of event, depth 30.55 km, -75.6765° West, -11.1916° South. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/04/17 / 2017-04-19 07:21:57 / April 19, 2017 @ 7:21 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 30.55 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 02:21:57 / 2:21 am (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Agustin, San Jerónimo, Concepción. Earthquake epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Cerro de Pasco (c. 78 900 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Tarma (c. 51 400 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from La Oroya (c. 33 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Jauja (c. 21 100 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Junín (c. 15 300 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from San Ramón (c. 14 700 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Oxapampa (c. 12 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop).

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

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 15 km NNW of Huasahuasi, Peru.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -75.6765° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -11.1916° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30.55 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km NNW of Huasahuasi, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-19 07:21:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-19 09:13:17 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 340 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 4.519 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 158 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 us10008ix3 Id of event.
Event Code 10008ix3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008ix3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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