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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Paracas in Peru

Earthquake location -13.8796S, -76.4173WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Paracas in Peru on Thursday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/12/19 / 2019-12-19 13:55:35 / December 19, 2019 @ 1:55 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -76.4173 West, latitude -13.8796 South, depth = 51.77 km. Id of earthquake: us70006uad. Event ids that are associated: us70006uad. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 08:55:35 / 8:55 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 51.77 km (32 miles).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Imperial, Nuevo Imperial, San Vicente de Cañete (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from Ica (c. 246 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Chincha Alta (c. 153 100 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Pisco (c. 61 900 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Imperial (c. 32 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Nuevo Imperial (c. 32 300 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from San Vicente de Cañete (c. 25 500 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 16 km W of Paracas, Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -76.4173° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -13.8796° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 51.77 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km W of Paracas, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-19 13:55:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-17 15:52:38 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 271 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 1.925 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 167 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 us70006uad Id of event.
Event Code 70006uad An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006uad, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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