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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake has struck near Ayabaca in Peru

Earthquake location -4.7326S, -79.8949WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Ayabaca in Peru on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, -79.8949° West, -4.7326° South, depth 73.08 km. Id of earthquake: us10008u0i. Event ids that are associated: us10008u0i. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:14:18 / 5:14 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 21/05/17 / 2017-05-21 10:14:18 / May 21, 2017 @ 10:14 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 73.08 km (45 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Close country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop), Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 97 km (60 miles) from Piura (c. 325 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Sullana (c. 160 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Chulucanas (c. 68 800 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Tambo Grande (c. 30 000 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Marcavelica (c. 25 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Querecotillo (c. 25 400 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Cariamanga (c. 16 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Piura, Marcavelica, Sullana.

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 one and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 22 km WSW of Ayabaca, Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -79.8949° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.7326° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 73.08 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km WSW of Ayabaca, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-05-21 10:14:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-21 10:32:36 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 3.4 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 355 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 1.189 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 120 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 us10008u0i Id of event.
Event Code 10008u0i An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008u0i, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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