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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Paramonga in Peru



Earthquake location -10.8774S, -78.3417WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Paramonga in Peru. Event id: us2000dw5w. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dw5w. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 59.82 km (37 miles). The temblor was reported at 15:15:10 / 3:15 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 07/04/18 / 2018-04-07 20:15:10 / April 7, 2018 @ 8:15 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -78.3417 West, latitude -10.8774 South, depth = 59.82 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Huarmey, Huacho, Huaura (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Huacho (c. 54 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Barranca (c. 46 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Paramonga (c. 27 600 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Hualmay (c. 26 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Huaura (c. 20 700 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Huarmey (c. 16 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Supe (c. 13 700 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 60 km WSW of Paramonga, Peru. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -78.3417° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.8774° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 59.82 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 60km WSW 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 2018-04-07 20:15:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-08 03:38:24 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 1.838 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 144 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 us2000dw5w Id of event.
Event Code 2000dw5w An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000dw5w, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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