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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Tingo Maria in Peru

Earthquake location -8.749S, -75.6665WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Tingo Maria in Peru. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/12/17 / 2017-12-15 11:11:01 / December 15, 2017 @ 11:11 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 39.81 km (25 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000c4t2. Event ids that are associated: us2000c4t2. Exact location of event, longitude -75.6665 West, latitude -8.749 South, depth = 39.81 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:11:01 / 6:11 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Tingo María (c. 53 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Uchiza (c. 17 700 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Campoverde (c. 8 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Campoverde, Uchiza, Tingo María.

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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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: 70 km NNE of Tingo Maria, Peru.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -75.6665° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -8.749° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 39.81 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 70km NNE of Tingo Maria, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-12-15 11:11:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-12-15 11:29:15 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 354 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 3.101 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 129 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 us2000c4t2 Id of event.
Event Code 2000c4t2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000c4t2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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