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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 17 km NW of Moquegua, Peru

Earthquake location -17.0759S, -71.0485WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Moquegua in Peru. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008shr. Unique identifier: us20008shr. 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 120.74 km (75 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/03/17 / 2017-03-16 15:25:25 / March 16, 2017 @ 3:25 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -71.0485 West, latitude -17.0759 South, depth = 120.74 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:25:25 / 10:25 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (57 miles) from Arequipa (c. 841 100 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Moquegua (c. 54 500 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Ilo (c. 53 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Ilabaya (c. 9 500 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Cocachacra (c. 8 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Pacocha (c. 7 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arequipa, Punta de Bombón, Cocachacra. Close 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. 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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: 17 km NW of Moquegua, Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.0485° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.0759° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 120.74 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km NW of Moquegua, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-16 15:25:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-16 16:18:19 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 1.453 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 168 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20008shr Id of event.
Event Code 20008shr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008shr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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