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Light earthquake, 4 mag was detected near Torata in Peru

Earthquake location -16.7257S, -71.0468WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Torata in Peru. Exact location of event, longitude -71.0468 West, latitude -16.7257 South, depth = 118 km. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:17:36 / 1:17 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000a521. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a521. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/08/17 / 2017-08-05 06:17:36 / August 5, 2017 @ 6:17 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 118 km (73 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yura, Cocachacra, Arequipa (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Arequipa (c. 841 100 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Moquegua (c. 54 500 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Cocachacra (c. 8 800 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Torata (c. 7 100 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Yura (c. 5 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 44 km NNW of Torata, Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.0468° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -16.7257° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 118 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 44km NNW of Torata, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-05 06:17:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-05 06:41:51 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 246 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 1.726 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.63 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 129 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 us2000a521 Id of event.
Event Code 2000a521 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a521, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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