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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Tarata in Peru

Earthquake location -17.4394S, -69.3812WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 69 km E of Tarata, Peru (43 miles). Id of earthquake: us1000aymh. Event ids that are associated: us1000aymh. Exact location, longitude -69.3812° West, latitude -17.4394° South, depth = 164.95 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 164.95 km (102 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/10/17 / 2017-10-22 11:28:45 / October 22, 2017 @ 11:28 am. The temblor was detected at 07:28:45 / 7:28 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

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

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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 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: 69 km E of Tarata, Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.3812° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.4394° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 164.95 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 69km E of Tarata, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-10-22 11:28:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-03 08:48:04 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 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 0.176 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 116 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 us1000aymh Id of event.
Event Code 1000aymh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000aymh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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