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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Arequipa in Peru

Earthquake location -16.7059S, -71.3115WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Arequipa in Peru on Wednesday. The temblor was picked up at 15:08:15 / 3:08 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -71.3115° West, latitude -16.7059° South, depth = 123.03 km. Id of earthquake: us60007cu0. Event ids that are associated: us60007cu0. The epicenter was at a depth of 123.03 km (76 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/01/20 / 2020-01-08 20:08:15 / January 8, 2020 @ 8:08 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mollendo, Punta de Bombón, Moquegua (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Arequipa (c. 841 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Moquegua (c. 54 500 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Mollendo (c. 29 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Cocachacra (c. 8 800 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Torata (c. 7 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Punta de Bombón (c. 6 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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: 41 km SE of Arequipa, Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.3115° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -16.7059° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 123.03 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41km SE of Arequipa, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-01-08 20:08:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-03 18:16:46 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 1.896 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 95 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 us60007cu0 Id of event.
Event Code 60007cu0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007cu0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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