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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Chivay in Peru

Earthquake location -15.6131S, -71.7025WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Chivay in Peru on Sunday. The temblor was picked up at 10:11:48 / 10:11 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -71.7025° West, latitude -15.6131° South, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/04/17 / 2017-04-30 15:11:48 / April 30, 2017 @ 3:11 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10008m92. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008m92. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hacienda Huancane, Arequipa, Orcopampa. Epicenter of the event was 89 km (55 miles) from Arequipa (c. 841 100 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Hacienda Huancane (c. 7 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Lluta (c. 6 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Yura (c. 5 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Orcopampa (c. 5 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 six, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 11 km WNW of Chivay, Peru.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.7025° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -15.6131° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km WNW of Chivay, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-30 15:11:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-14 16:58:51 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 298 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 3.26 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.7 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 189 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 us10008m92 Id of event.
Event Code 10008m92 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008m92, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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