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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Oxapampa in Peru

Earthquake location -10.0488S, -75.1891WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Oxapampa in Peru on Thursday. Unique identifier: us200040n3. Ids that are associated to the event: us200040n3. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/10/15 / 2015-10-30 04:45:42 / October 30, 2015 @ 4:45 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 68.86 km (43 miles). The temblor was reported at 23:45:42 / 11:45 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -75.1891 West, latitude -10.0488 South, depth = 68.86 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Villa Rica, Oxapampa. The epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Oxapampa (c. 12 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Villa Rica (c. 7 400 pop).

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. 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 was reported nearby.

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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. 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: 62 km NNE of Oxapampa, Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -75.1891° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.0488° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 68.86 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 62km NNE of Oxapampa, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-30 04:45:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-30 05:39:18 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 284 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 3.366 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 146 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 us200040n3 Id of event.
Event Code 200040n3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200040n3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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