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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Oxapampa in Peru

Earthquake location -10.243S, -75.3671WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Oxapampa in Peru on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -75.3671 West, latitude -10.243 South, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000i4a2. Unique identifier: us1000i4a2. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/12/18 / 2018-12-07 16:49:31 / December 7, 2018 @ 4:49 pm. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:49:31 / 11:49 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ambo, Perené, Villa Rica (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Oxapampa (c. 12 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Villa Rica (c. 7 400 pop), 93 km (57 miles) from Ambo (c. 6 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Perené (c. 6 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 one and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 37 km N of Oxapampa, Peru.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -75.3671° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.243° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km N 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 2018-12-07 16:49:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-07 19:51:32 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 2.258 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 105 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 us1000i4a2 Id of event.
Event Code 1000i4a2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000i4a2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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