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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Tarata in Peru

Earthquake location -17.5896S, -69.4975WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Tarata in Peru on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude -69.4975 West, latitude -17.5896 South, depth = 172.08 km. The temblor was detected at 03:57:08 / 3:57 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 172.08 km (107 miles). Unique identifier: us70005vw2. Ids that are associated to the event: us70005vw2. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/10/19 / 2019-10-19 07:57:08 / October 19, 2019 @ 7:57 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 93 km (58 miles) from Tacna (c. 280 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tacna (min 5000 pop).

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 twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 58 km ESE of Tarata, Peru. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.4975° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.5896° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 172.08 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 58km ESE of Tarata, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-10-19 07:57:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-19 08:20:20 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 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 0.016 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 81 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 us70005vw2 Id of event.
Event Code 70005vw2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005vw2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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