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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag strikes near Chivay in Peru

Earthquake location -15.5901S, -71.5975WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Chivay in Peru on Monday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 124.04 km (77 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/12/19 / 2019-12-09 15:43:42 / December 9, 2019 @ 3:43 pm. Exact location of event, depth 124.04 km, -71.5975° West, -15.5901° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us60006p89. Event ids that are associated: us60006p89. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:43:42 / 10:43 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Arequipa (c. 841 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Hacienda Huancane (c. 7 800 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Lluta (c. 6 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Yura (c. 5 700 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Orcopampa (c. 5 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arequipa, Orcopampa, Hacienda Huancane (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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 5 km N of Chivay, Peru. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.5975° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -15.5901° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 124.04 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km N of Chivay, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-09 15:43:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-09 16:00:48 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 369 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 2.841 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 125 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 us60006p89 Id of event.
Event Code 60006p89 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60006p89, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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