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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Paracas in Peru

Earthquake location -14.4787S, -76.4897WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Paracas in Peru on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -76.4897 West, latitude -14.4787 South, depth = 36.66 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/07/17 / 2017-07-13 05:12:56 / July 13, 2017 @ 5:12 am. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:12:56 / 12:12 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20009vwa. Ids that are associated to the event: us20009vwa. The epicenter was at a depth of 36.66 km (23 miles).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (56 miles) from Pisco (c. 61 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Villa Tupac Amaru (c. 11 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Santiago (c. 10 400 pop). Close country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Villa Tupac Amaru, Pisco, Santiago.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirteen 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 earthquakes in the world.

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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 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: 71 km SSW of Paracas, Peru.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -76.4897° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.4787° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36.66 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 71km SSW 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 2017-07-13 05:12:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-10 11:52:59 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 2.499 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 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 mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20009vwa Id of event.
Event Code 20009vwa An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009vwa, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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