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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 33 km S of Layo, Peru



Earthquake location -14.7948S, -71.1444WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Layo in Peru on Friday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a9dc. Id of event: us2000a9dc. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.1444 West, latitude -14.7948 South, depth = 158.16 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/08/17 / 2017-08-18 14:36:28 / August 18, 2017 @ 2:36 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 09:36:28 / 9:36 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 158.16 km (98 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Earthquake epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Sicuani (c. 33 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Ayaviri (c. 19 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ayaviri, Sicuani (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 33 km S of Layo, Peru.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.1444° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.7948° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 158.16 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km S of Layo, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-18 14:36:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-25 08:22:19 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 326 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 3.206 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.36 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 80 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 us2000a9dc Id of event.
Event Code 2000a9dc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a9dc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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