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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag strikes near Lagunas in Peru

Earthquake location -4.6953S, -75.2173WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Lagunas in Peru on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 146.9 km, -75.2173° West, -4.6953° South. The epicenter was at a depth of 146.9 km (91 miles). Id of earthquake: us70003sz7. Event ids that are associated: us70003sz7. The temblor was reported at 18:40:23 / 6:40 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/05/19 / 2019-05-29 23:40:23 / May 29, 2019 @ 11:40 pm.

The epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Lagunas (c. 9 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lagunas (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 77 km NE of Lagunas, Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -75.2173° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.6953° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 146.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 77km NE of Lagunas, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-05-29 23:40:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-30 00:01:01 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 354 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 3.914 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 106 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 us70003sz7 Id of event.
Event Code 70003sz7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003sz7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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