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

Earthquake location -6.3141S, -80.4079WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Morrope in Peru on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -80.4079 West, latitude -6.3141 South, depth = 37.56 km. Id of earthquake: us1000h9sy. Event ids that are associated: us1000h9sy. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 37.56 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/10/18 / 2018-10-10 03:48:56 / October 10, 2018 @ 3:48 am. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:48:56 / 10:48 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

The epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Chiclayo (c. 577 400 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Lambayeque (c. 43 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Picsi (c. 43 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Ferreñafe (c. 34 400 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Monsefú (c. 25 700 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Sechura (c. 23 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Pimentel (c. 15 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sechura, Reque, Eten. Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 50 km WNW of Morrope, Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.4079° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.3141° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37.56 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 50km WNW of Morrope, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-10-10 03:48:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-10 04:35:58 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 6.795 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 159 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 us1000h9sy Id of event.
Event Code 1000h9sy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000h9sy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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