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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 22 km S of Ilabaya, Peru

Earthquake location -17.6203S, -70.4946WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Ilabaya in Peru on Saturday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:49:00 / 7:49 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/11/16 / 2016-11-20 00:49:00 / November 20, 2016 @ 12:49 am. Exact location of event, longitude -70.4946 West, latitude -17.6203 South, depth = 107.45 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 107.45 km (67 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007aqh. Id of event: us10007aqh.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ilo, Pacocha, Torata (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Event epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Tacna (c. 280 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Moquegua (c. 54 500 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Ilo (c. 53 500 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Ilabaya (c. 9 500 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Pacocha (c. 7 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Torata (c. 7 100 pop).

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

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 22 km S of Ilabaya, Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.4946° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.6203° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 107.45 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km S of Ilabaya, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-11-20 00:49:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-20 01:04:23 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 271 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 0.76 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 143 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 us10007aqh Id of event.
Event Code 10007aqh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007aqh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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