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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 38 km SE of Matucana, Peru

Earthquake location -12.1334S, -76.1917WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Matucana in Peru. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/11/17 / 2017-11-24 16:15:52 / November 24, 2017 @ 4:15 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -76.1917 West, latitude -12.1334 South, depth = 90.14 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 90.14 km (56 miles). Event id: us2000btzs. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000btzs. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 11:15:52 / 11:15 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Isidro, Quilmaná, Lima. Nearby country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 92 km (57 miles) from Lima (c. 7 737 000 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Surco (c. 251 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Chosica (c. 88 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from San Isidro (c. 68 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from La Oroya (c. 33 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Jauja (c. 21 100 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 38 km SE of Matucana, Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -76.1917° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -12.1334° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 90.14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km SE of Matucana, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-11-24 16:15:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-24 17:05:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 6 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 300 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 0.652 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 114 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 us2000btzs Id of event.
Event Code 2000btzs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000btzs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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