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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Palpa in Peru

Earthquake location -14.8837S, -75.8018WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Palpa in Peru on Thursday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/09/18 / 2018-09-20 08:45:18 / September 20, 2018 @ 8:45 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 24.35 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -75.8018 West, latitude -14.8837 South, depth = 24.35 km. The temblor was picked up at 03:45:18 / 3:45 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000hhgs. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hhgs.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Subtanjalla, Nazca, Ica (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (57 miles) from Ica (c. 246 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Nazca (c. 23 600 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Minas de Marcona (c. 15 500 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Santiago (c. 10 400 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Subtanjalla (c. 9 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Los Aquijes (c. 7 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Palpa (c. 5 900 pop).

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 seven 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 76 km WSW of Palpa, Peru. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -75.8018° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.8837° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24.35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 76km WSW of Palpa, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-09-20 08:45:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-20 09:02:06 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 312 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 3.051 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 156 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 us2000hhgs Id of event.
Event Code 2000hhgs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000hhgs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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