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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 21 km SE of Tarata, Peru



Earthquake location -17.6051S, -69.8877WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Tarata in Peru. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000bqti. Unique identifier: us2000bqti. The temblor was detected at 18:39:56 / 6:39 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 155.96 km (97 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -69.8877 West, latitude -17.6051 South, depth = 155.96 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/11/17 / 2017-11-17 23:39:56 / November 17, 2017 @ 11:39 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 60 km (37 miles) from Tacna (c. 280 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Ilabaya (c. 9 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ilabaya, Tacna (min 5000 pop).

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

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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: 21 km SE of Tarata, Peru.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.8877° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.6051° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 155.96 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km SE 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 2017-11-17 23:39:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-17 23:56:11 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 0.389 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 176 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 us2000bqti Id of event.
Event Code 2000bqti An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bqti, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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