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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag was detected near Paramonga in Peru



Earthquake location -10.6022S, -78.1151WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Paramonga in Peru. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000a4bm. Unique identifier: us2000a4bm. Exact location of earthquake, -78.1151° West, -10.6022° South, depth 62.6 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 62.6 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/08/17 / 2017-08-03 23:17:23 / August 3, 2017 @ 11:17 pm. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:17:23 / 6:17 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Huacho (c. 54 500 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Barranca (c. 46 300 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Paramonga (c. 27 600 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Hualmay (c. 26 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Huaura (c. 20 700 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Huarmey (c. 16 200 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Supe (c. 13 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Huacho, Hualmay, Huaura (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 31 km WNW of Paramonga, Peru.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -78.1151° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.6022° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 62.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31km WNW of Paramonga, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-03 23:17:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-03 23:54:48 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 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 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 1.858 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 140 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 us2000a4bm Id of event.
Event Code 2000a4bm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a4bm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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