Earthquakes today

Current and latest world earthquakes breaking news, activity and articles today

Earthquake breaking news, Light World Earthquakes Magnitude 4-4.9

Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 26 km SW of Moquegua, Peru

Earthquake location -17.3451S, -71.1323WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Moquegua in Peru. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:05:11 / 12:05 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000d4l5. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000d4l5. Exact location of earthquake, -71.1323° West, -17.3451° South, depth 63.55 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 63.55 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 15/03/18 / 2018-03-15 05:05:11 / March 15, 2018 @ 5:05 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

The epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Moquegua (c. 54 500 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Ilo (c. 53 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Ilabaya (c. 9 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Cocachacra (c. 8 800 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Pacocha (c. 7 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Torata (c. 7 100 pop). Close country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta de Bombón, Cocachacra, Ilabaya.

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 five 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

How would you describe the shaking?

What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 26 km SW of Moquegua, Peru. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

Copyright © 2018 All rights reserved.

More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.1323° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.3451° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 63.55 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km SW of Moquegua, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-15 05:05:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-15 20:54:37 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.4 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 272 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 1.476 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 145 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 us1000d4l5 Id of event.
Event Code 1000d4l5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000d4l5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

Leave a Reply