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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Paracas in Peru

Earthquake location -13.9613S, -76.0497WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Paracas in Peru on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -76.0497° West, -13.9613° South, depth 38.22 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:24:21 / 2:24 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000h79a. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000h79a. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/09/18 / 2018-09-03 19:24:21 / September 3, 2018 @ 7:24 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 38.22 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chincha Alta, Santiago, Los Aquijes. Earthquake epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Ica (c. 246 800 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Chincha Alta (c. 153 100 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Pisco (c. 61 900 pop), 35 km (21 miles) from San Clemente (c. 15 800 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Villa Tupac Amaru (c. 11 200 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Santiago (c. 10 400 pop).

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 have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 25 km ESE of Paracas, Peru. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -76.0497° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -13.9613° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 38.22 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km ESE of Paracas, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-09-03 19:24:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-03 20:26:25 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 2.108 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 158 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 us2000h79a Id of event.
Event Code 2000h79a An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000h79a, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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