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

Earthquake location -7.2611S, -79.3187WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Chepen in Peru on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 65.3 km (41 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -79.3187° West, -7.2611° South, depth 65.3 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:11:33 / 5:11 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us70009f9w. Unique identifier: us70009f9w. Exact time and date of earthquake 13/05/20 / 2020-05-13 10:11:33 / May 13, 2020 @ 10:11 am UTC/GMT.

Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Chiclayo (c. 577 400 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Cajamarca (c. 135 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Lambayeque (c. 43 700 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Picsi (c. 43 600 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Chepén (c. 42 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Zaña (c. 39 200 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Ferreñafe (c. 34 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cajamarca, Lambayeque, Ferreñafe (min 5000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 two 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.

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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: 15 km ESE of Chepen, 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 -79.3187° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -7.2611° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 65.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km ESE of Chepen, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-13 10:11:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-13 12:48:26 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 5.293 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.7 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 171 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 us70009f9w Id of event.
Event Code 70009f9w An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009f9w, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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