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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Checca in Peru

Earthquake location -14.8418S, -71.698WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Checca in Peru on Tuesday. The temblor was picked up at 21:45:19 / 9:45 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -71.698° West, latitude -14.8418° South, depth = 120.71 km. Unique identifier: us1000hd6j. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000hd6j. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/10/18 / 2018-10-17 02:45:19 / October 17, 2018 @ 2:45 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 120.71 km (75 miles).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Orcopampa, Sicuani. Event epicenter was 81 km (51 miles) from Sicuani (c. 33 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Orcopampa (c. 5 600 pop). Close country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eight 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.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 52 km SW of Checca, Peru.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.698° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.8418° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 120.71 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52km SW of Checca, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-10-17 02:45:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-17 03:39:14 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 312 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 3.464 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 120 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 us1000hd6j Id of event.
Event Code 1000hd6j An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000hd6j, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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