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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag was detected near Vegueta in Peru

Earthquake location -11.057S, -77.7362WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Vegueta in Peru on Tuesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 74.42 km (46 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:08:41 / 8:08 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 74.42 km, -77.7362° West, -11.057° South. Event id: us1000e9wd. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000e9wd. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/05/18 / 2018-05-22 13:08:41 / May 22, 2018 @ 1:08 pm.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chancay, Huaral, Sayán (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Huaral (c. 62 200 pop), 15 km (10 miles) from Huacho (c. 54 500 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Barranca (c. 46 300 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Paramonga (c. 27 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Chancay (c. 27 000 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Hualmay (c. 26 700 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Huaura (c. 20 700 pop). Nearby 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 one and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 10 km WSW of Vegueta, Peru. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -77.7362° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -11.057° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 74.42 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km WSW of Vegueta, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-05-22 13:08:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-22 13:29:48 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 370 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 1.273 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 157 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 us1000e9wd Id of event.
Event Code 1000e9wd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000e9wd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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