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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Santiago de Cao in Peru

Earthquake location -8.3167S, -79.8102WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Santiago de Cao in Peru on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:07:52 / 8:07 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 13/09/20 / 2020-09-13 08:07:52 / September 13, 2020 @ 8:07 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -79.8102° West, latitude -8.3167° South, depth = 43.98 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 43.98 km (27 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bmn1. Id of event: us7000bmn1.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (55 miles) from Trujillo (c. 747 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Chocope (c. 32 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Moche (c. 22 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Santiago de Cao (c. 22 000 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Paiján (c. 21 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Chicama (c. 14 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Salaverry (c. 10 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salaverry, Chicama, Moche (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 74 km WSW of Santiago de Cao, Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -79.8102° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -8.3167° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 43.98 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 74 km WSW of Santiago de Cao, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-09-13 08:07:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-13 08:46:52 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 4.673 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 195 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 us7000bmn1 Id of event.
Event Code 7000bmn1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bmn1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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