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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Ayaviri in Peru

Earthquake location -15.0329S, -70.7954WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Ayaviri in Peru on Saturday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:11:15 / 3:11 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -70.7954 West, latitude -15.0329 South, depth = 16.07 km. Unique identifier: us1000hhx1. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000hhx1. Exact time and date of earthquake 27/10/18 / 2018-10-27 08:11:15 / October 27, 2018 @ 8:11 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.07 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. 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). Epicenter of the event was 88 km (55 miles) from Juliaca (c. 245 700 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Ayaviri (c. 19 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Azángaro (c. 13 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Hacienda Huancane (c. 7 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hacienda Huancane, Juliaca, Azángaro (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 three and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 27 km SW of Ayaviri, Peru. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.7954° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -15.0329° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 16.07 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km SW of Ayaviri, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-10-27 08:11:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-11-09 13:52:37 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 312 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 3.347 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 114 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 us1000hhx1 Id of event.
Event Code 1000hhx1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000hhx1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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