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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 31 km E of Papayal, Peru



Earthquake location -4.0532S, -80.4516WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Papayal in Peru on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 57.26 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 23:27:43 / 11:27 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/06/17 / 2017-06-08 04:27:43 / June 8, 2017 @ 4:27 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us20009mng. Ids that are associated to the event: us20009mng. Exact location of event, depth 57.26 km, -80.4516° West, -4.0532° South.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 54 km (34 miles) from Tumbes (c. 109 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Santa Rosa (c. 41 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Huaquillas (c. 39 800 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Marcavelica (c. 25 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Querecotillo (c. 25 400 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from La Breita (c. 17 700 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Piñas (c. 17 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop), Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Marcavelica, Piñas, Salitral (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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 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: 31 km E of Papayal, Peru.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.4516° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.0532° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 57.26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31km E of Papayal, 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 04:27:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-28 00:02:46 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 1.931 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.69 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 147 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 us20009mng Id of event.
Event Code 20009mng An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009mng, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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