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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag strikes near Camana in Peru

Earthquake location -16.2061S, -73.4WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Camana in Peru on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:59:26 / 3:59 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 73.44 km, -73.4° West, -16.2061° South. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/10/17 / 2017-10-24 20:59:26 / October 24, 2017 @ 8:59 pm. Id of earthquake: us1000b04q. Event ids that are associated: us1000b04q. The epicenter was at a depth of 73.44 km (46 miles).

Close country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Camaná (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Camaná (c. 16 400 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-one 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. Every 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 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: 86 km WNW of Camana, Peru.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.4° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -16.2061° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 73.44 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 86km WNW of Camana, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-10-24 20:59:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-18 21:04:13 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 259 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 3.786 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 146 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 us1000b04q Id of event.
Event Code 1000b04q An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000b04q, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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