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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Taquile in Peru

Earthquake location -15.6936S, -69.7484WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Taquile in Peru on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -69.7484 West, latitude -15.6936 South, depth = 238.58 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/02/19 / 2019-02-07 17:24:46 / February 7, 2019 @ 5:24 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000jnct. Unique identifier: us2000jnct. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 238.58 km (148 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 12:24:46 / 12:24 pm (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Juliaca (c. 245 700 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Puno (c. 116 600 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Yunguyo (c. 16 100 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Ilave (c. 16 000 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Atuncolla (c. 12 700 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Putina (c. 8 100 pop). Close 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 Yunguyo, Juli, Juliaca.

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. 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: 10 km NW of Taquile, Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.7484° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -15.6936° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 238.58 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km NW of Taquile, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-02-07 17:24:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-07 00:39:14 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 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 1.664 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.51 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 180 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 us2000jnct Id of event.
Event Code 2000jnct An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000jnct, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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