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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 38 km SSW of Ilave, Peru

Earthquake location -16.3783S, -69.8645WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Ilave in Peru on Thursday. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000iy0m. Unique identifier: us2000iy0m. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 203.22 km (126 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 03:55:42 / 3:55 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -69.8645° West, -16.3783° South, depth 203.22 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/12/18 / 2018-12-27 08:55:42 / December 27, 2018 @ 8:55 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

The epicenter was 62 km (38 miles) from Puno (c. 116 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Yunguyo (c. 16 100 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Ilave (c. 16 000 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Atuncolla (c. 12 700 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Juli (c. 7 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Desaguadero (c. 5 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Desaguadero, Yunguyo, Atuncolla. Nearby country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 38 km SSW of Ilave, Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.8645° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -16.3783° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 203.22 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km SSW of Ilave, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-12-27 08:55:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-27 09:22:18 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 1.259 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 109 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 us2000iy0m Id of event.
Event Code 2000iy0m An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000iy0m, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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