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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Mala in Peru

Earthquake location -12.637S, -76.5864WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Mala in Peru. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 48.14 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. 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: us1000jk8w. Id of event: us1000jk8w. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -76.5864 West, latitude -12.637 South, depth = 48.14 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:50:30 / 7:50 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/03/19 / 2019-03-22 12:50:30 / March 22, 2019 @ 12:50 pm.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Callao, Santa Eulalia, Lima. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Lima (c. 7 737 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Callao (c. 813 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Surco (c. 251 600 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Chosica (c. 88 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from San Isidro (c. 68 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Imperial (c. 32 300 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Nuevo Imperial (c. 32 300 pop).

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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 5 km ENE of Mala, Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -76.5864° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -12.637° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48.14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km ENE of Mala, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-03-22 12:50:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-22 14:15:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 327 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 0.692 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 61 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 us1000jk8w Id of event.
Event Code 1000jk8w An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000jk8w, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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