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Light earthquake 4 mag, 8 km SSE of Papayal, Peru



Earthquake location -4.137S, -80.6966WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Papayal in Peru. All ids that are associated to the event: us20009lzf. Unique identifier: us20009lzf. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 95.45 km (59 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 15:34:50 / 3:34 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -80.6966° West, -4.137° South, depth 95.45 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/06/17 / 2017-06-06 20:34:50 / June 6, 2017 @ 8:34 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Huaquillas, Aguas Verdes, Macará. Nearby country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop), Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Sullana (c. 160 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Tumbes (c. 109 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Talara (c. 99 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Huaquillas (c. 39 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Marcavelica (c. 25 600 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Querecotillo (c. 25 400 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 8 km SSE of Papayal, Peru.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.6966° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.137° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 95.45 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km SSE 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 2017-06-06 20:34:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-06 16:37:23 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 246 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 1.959 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.39 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 197 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 us20009lzf Id of event.
Event Code 20009lzf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009lzf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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