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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Contamana in Peru

Earthquake location -7.5697S, -74.6195WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Contamana in Peru on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:53:12 / 1:53 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us70007rzb. Event ids that are associated: us70007rzb. Global time and date of event 17/02/20 / 2020-02-17 18:53:12 / February 17, 2020 @ 6:53 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 158.11 km (98 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -74.6195° West, -7.5697° South, depth 158.11 km.

Nearby country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 90 km (56 miles) from Pucallpa (c. 310 800 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Contamana (c. 13 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pucallpa, Contamana (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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. 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: 51 km ESE of Contamana, Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -74.6195° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -7.5697° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 158.11 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51km ESE of Contamana, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-02-17 18:53:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-19 00:31:21 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 312 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 1.904 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 111 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 us70007rzb Id of event.
Event Code 70007rzb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007rzb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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