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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag was detected near Desaguadero in Peru

Earthquake location -16.7961S, -69.504WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Desaguadero in Peru on Friday. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000b2d1. Unique identifier: us2000b2d1. Exact location, longitude -69.504° West, latitude -16.7961° South, depth = 178.13 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: 07/10/17 / 2017-10-07 03:44:22 / October 7, 2017 @ 3:44 am. The temblor was picked up at 22:44:22 / 10:44 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 178.13 km (111 miles).

Country/countries that might be effected, Bolivia (c. 9 947 000 pop), Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). The epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Yunguyo (c. 16 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Ilave (c. 16 000 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Juli (c. 7 300 pop), 56 km (34 miles) from Desaguadero (c. 5 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from San Pedro (c. 5 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Pedro, Ilave, Yunguyo (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 55 km WSW of Desaguadero, Peru. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.504° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -16.7961° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 178.13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 55km WSW of Desaguadero, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-10-07 03:44:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-10-07 04:03:44 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 340 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 0.789 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 96 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 us2000b2d1 Id of event.
Event Code 2000b2d1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000b2d1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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