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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag was detected near Puerto Santa in Peru

Earthquake location -9.2857S, -79.096WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Puerto Santa in Peru. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000dg8u. Unique identifier: us7000dg8u. Exact location of earthquake, -79.096° West, -9.2857° South, depth 50.66 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/03/21 / 2021-03-06 00:09:50 / March 6, 2021 @ 12:09 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 00:09:50 / 12:09 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 50.66 km (31 miles).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chimbote, Coishco, Puerto Santa (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Chimbote (c. 317 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Coishco (c. 15 100 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Puerto Santa (c. 14 100 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 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.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 59 km WSW of Puerto Santa, Peru. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -79.096° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -9.2857° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 50.66 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 59 km WSW of Puerto Santa, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-03-06 00:09:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-03-06 00:32:15 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 340 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 3.48 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 139 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 us7000dg8u Id of event.
Event Code 7000dg8u An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000dg8u, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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