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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Villa Rica in Peru

Earthquake location -10.8287S, -75.261WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Villa Rica in Peru. Exact location of event, longitude -75.261 West, latitude -10.8287 South, depth = 35.51 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35.51 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:13:35 / 3:13 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a7zf. Id of event: us2000a7zf. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/08/17 / 2017-08-14 08:13:35 / August 14, 2017 @ 8:13 am UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 81 km (50 miles) from Tarma (c. 51 400 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Satipo (c. 15 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Junín (c. 15 300 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from San Ramón (c. 14 700 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Oxapampa (c. 12 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Carhuamayo (c. 9 100 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Villa Rica (c. 7 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mazamari, Junín, Carhuamayo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventeen 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: 9 km S of Villa Rica, Peru. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -75.261° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.8287° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.51 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km S of Villa Rica, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-14 08:13:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-14 10:07:19 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 326 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 1.931 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.68 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 89 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 us2000a7zf Id of event.
Event Code 2000a7zf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a7zf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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