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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag has occurred near Desaguadero in Peru

Earthquake location -16.9133S, -69.4966WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Desaguadero in Peru. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 184.65 km (115 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:26:48 / 9:26 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us70007q7b. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007q7b. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/02/20 / 2020-02-09 02:26:48 / February 9, 2020 @ 2:26 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -69.4966° West, latitude -16.9133° South, depth = 184.65 km.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yunguyo, Juli, Desaguadero. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Event epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Yunguyo (c. 16 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Juli (c. 7 300 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Desaguadero (c. 5 300 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 twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 61 km SW of Desaguadero, Peru. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.4966° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -16.9133° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 184.65 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 61km SW of Desaguadero, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-02-09 02:26:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-15 01:56:50 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 259 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 0.672 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 119 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 us70007q7b Id of event.
Event Code 70007q7b An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007q7b, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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