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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 18 km E of Barranca, Peru

Earthquake location -4.8509S, -76.5321WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Barranca in Peru on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 25/01/18 / 2018-01-25 22:03:35 / January 25, 2018 @ 10:03 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -76.5321 West, latitude -4.8509 South, depth = 41.43 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000cph9. Unique identifier: us2000cph9. The temblor was detected at 17:03:35 / 5:03 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41.43 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Earthquake epicenter was 16 km (10 miles) from Barranca (c. 5 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Barranca (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 18 km E of Barranca, Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -76.5321° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.8509° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.43 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km E of Barranca, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-01-25 22:03:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-25 23:13:55 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 298 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 2.585 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 95 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 us2000cph9 Id of event.
Event Code 2000cph9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000cph9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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