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

Earthquake location -15.4188S, -71.2755WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Jayune in Peru. The temblor was detected at 19:53:54 / 7:53 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000a985. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a985. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.2755 West, latitude -15.4188 South, depth = 150.54 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 150.54 km (94 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/08/17 / 2017-08-18 00:53:54 / August 18, 2017 @ 12:53 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ayaviri, Hacienda Huancane (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 95 km (59 miles) from Ayaviri (c. 19 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Hacienda Huancane (c. 7 800 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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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. 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: 16 km N of Jayune, Peru.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.2755° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -15.4188° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 150.54 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km N of Jayune, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-18 00:53:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-18 01:14:42 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 2.761 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.3 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 122 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 us2000a985 Id of event.
Event Code 2000a985 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a985, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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