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



Earthquake location -9.5624S, -78.9296WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Chimbote in Peru on Thursday. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, -78.9296° West, -9.5624° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/06/17 / 2017-06-08 21:24:41 / June 8, 2017 @ 9:24 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us20009le5. Unique identifier: us20009le5. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:24:41 / 4:24 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Puerto Santa, Coishco, Chimbote. Close country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Chimbote (c. 317 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Coishco (c. 15 100 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Puerto Santa (c. 14 100 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 five 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: 65 km SW of Chimbote, Peru.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -78.9296° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -9.5624° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 65km SW of Chimbote, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-06-08 21:24:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-08 21:51:42 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 354 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 3.164 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 184 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 us20009le5 Id of event.
Event Code 20009le5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009le5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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