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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Mollendo in Peru

Earthquake location -17.0997S, -72.3395WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Mollendo in Peru. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47.22 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60006c04. Id of event: us60006c04. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/11/19 / 2019-11-15 14:07:16 / November 15, 2019 @ 2:07 pm. The temblor was detected at 09:07:16 / 9:07 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -72.3395° West, latitude -17.0997° South, depth = 47.22 km.

Earthquake epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from Mollendo (c. 29 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Camaná (c. 16 400 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Cocachacra (c. 8 800 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Punta de Bombón (c. 6 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Camaná, Cocachacra, Punta de Bombón. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop).

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 five 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. Every 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: 35 km WSW of Mollendo, Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.3395° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.0997° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 47.22 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 35km WSW of Mollendo, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-11-15 14:07:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-11-18 09:52:44 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 284 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 2.285 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.54 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 176 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 us60006c04 Id of event.
Event Code 60006c04 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60006c04, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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