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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Paracas in Peru



Earthquake location -14.4297S, -76.2979WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Paracas in Peru. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -76.2979 West, latitude -14.4297 South, depth = 26.54 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/06/17 / 2017-06-18 05:24:35 / June 18, 2017 @ 5:24 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 26.54 km (16 miles). Unique identifier: us20009ne7. Ids that are associated to the event: us20009ne7. The temblor was reported at 00:24:35 / 12:24 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Clemente, Villa Tupac Amaru, Pisco (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 73 km (46 miles) from Ica (c. 246 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Pisco (c. 61 900 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from San Clemente (c. 15 800 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Villa Tupac Amaru (c. 11 200 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Santiago (c. 10 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Subtanjalla (c. 9 100 pop).

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

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 62 km S of Paracas, Peru.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -76.2979° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.4297° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 26.54 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 62km S of Paracas, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-06-18 05:24:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-18 07:01:11 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 2.484 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.35 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 161 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 us20009ne7 Id of event.
Event Code 20009ne7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009ne7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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