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

Earthquake location -10.856S, -75.1837WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Perene in Peru on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, -75.1837° West, -10.856° South, depth 31.93 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a3zl. Id of event: us2000a3zl. The temblor was picked up at 02:35:59 / 2:35 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 03/08/17 / 2017-08-03 07:35:59 / August 3, 2017 @ 7:35 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31.93 km (20 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Carhuamayo, Mazamari, San Pedro de Cajas. Close country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Event epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Tarma (c. 51 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Satipo (c. 15 500 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from San Ramón (c. 14 700 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Oxapampa (c. 12 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Carhuamayo (c. 9 100 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Villa Rica (c. 7 400 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 11 km NNE of Perene, Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -75.1837° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.856° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31.93 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km NNE of Perene, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-03 07:35:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-03 07:49:13 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 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 1.977 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 88 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 us2000a3zl Id of event.
Event Code 2000a3zl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a3zl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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