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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag has occurred near Tumbes in Peru

Earthquake location -3.8694S, -80.3488WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Tumbes in Peru. The temblor was detected at 22:15:03 / 10:15 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/04/19 / 2019-04-29 03:15:03 / April 29, 2019 @ 3:15 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us70003ifw. Event ids that are associated: us70003ifw. Exact location of event, longitude -80.3488 West, latitude -3.8694 South, depth = 71.19 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 71.19 km (44 miles).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Ecuador (c. 14 791 000 pop), Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Las Lomas, Pasaje, Zaruma (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 80 km (50 miles) from Machala (c. 198 100 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Tumbes (c. 109 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Pasaje (c. 44 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Santa Rosa (c. 41 800 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Huaquillas (c. 39 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from La Breita (c. 17 700 pop).

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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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: 35 km SSE of Tumbes, Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.3488° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -3.8694° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 71.19 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 35km SSE of Tumbes, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-04-29 03:15:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-09 04:19:51 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 259 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 3.626 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 131 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 us70003ifw Id of event.
Event Code 70003ifw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003ifw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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