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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Mala in Peru

Earthquake location -12.9582S, -77.0719WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Mala in Peru on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -77.0719 West, latitude -12.9582 South, depth = 36.04 km. The temblor was picked up at 03:27:17 / 3:27 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 36.04 km (22 miles). Event id: us7000clyn. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000clyn. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/12/20 / 2020-12-02 03:27:17 / December 2, 2020 @ 3:27 am.

Earthquake epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Surco (c. 251 600 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from San Isidro (c. 68 300 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Nuevo Imperial (c. 32 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Imperial (c. 32 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Vicente de Cañete (c. 25 500 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Mala (c. 17 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Chilca (c. 12 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Isidro, Surco, Nuevo Imperial (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 58 km SW of Mala, Peru. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -77.0719° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -12.9582° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36.04 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 58 km SW 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 2020-12-02 03:27:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-02 03:51:05 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 8 The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 315 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 0.99 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 192 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 us7000clyn Id of event.
Event Code 7000clyn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000clyn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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