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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Aguas Verdes in Peru

Earthquake location -3.4104S, -80.3066WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Aguas Verdes in Peru on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 51.16 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -80.3066 West, latitude -3.4104 South, depth = 51.16 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/09/20 / 2020-09-15 06:44:09 / September 15, 2020 @ 6:44 am. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:44:09 / 6:44 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us7000bnff. Event ids that are associated: us7000bnff.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Papayal, Playas, Celica (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop), Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Machala (c. 198 100 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Tumbes (c. 109 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Pasaje (c. 44 900 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Santa Rosa (c. 41 800 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Huaquillas (c. 39 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Playas (c. 30 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Piñas (c. 17 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 10 km NW of Aguas Verdes, Peru. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.3066° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -3.4104° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 51.16 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10 km NW of Aguas Verdes, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-09-15 06:44:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-15 07:07:29 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 354 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 3.218 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 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 us7000bnff Id of event.
Event Code 7000bnff An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bnff, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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