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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Mala in Peru



Earthquake location -12.7202S, -76.6837WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Mala in Peru on Wednesday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:48:12 / 4:48 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 56.36 km (35 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009q61. Id of event: us20009q61. Exact location of event, longitude -76.6837 West, latitude -12.7202 South, depth = 56.36 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/06/17 / 2017-06-28 09:48:12 / June 28, 2017 @ 9:48 am.

Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Lima (c. 7 737 000 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Callao (c. 813 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Surco (c. 251 600 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Chosica (c. 88 600 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from San Isidro (c. 68 300 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Imperial (c. 32 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Eulalia, Callao, Asentamiento Humano Nicolas de Pierola (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop).

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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every 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.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 8 km SW of Mala, Peru. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -76.6837° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -12.7202° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 56.36 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km SW of Mala, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-06-28 09:48:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-28 20:59:47 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 2.7 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 272 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 0.744 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 209 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 us20009q61 Id of event.
Event Code 20009q61 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009q61, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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