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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Mollendo in Peru

Earthquake location -16.7755S, -72.082WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Mollendo in Peru on Thursday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/02/20 / 2020-02-20 23:58:08 / February 20, 2020 @ 11:58 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007txk. Id of event: us70007txk. The epicenter was at a depth of 60.71 km (38 miles). The temblor was detected at 18:58:08 / 6:58 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.082 West, latitude -16.7755 South, depth = 60.71 km.

Epicenter of the event was 72 km (45 miles) from Arequipa (c. 841 100 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Mollendo (c. 29 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Camaná (c. 16 400 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Cocachacra (c. 8 800 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Punta de Bombón (c. 6 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Lluta (c. 6 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lluta, Yura, Arequipa.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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: 28 km NNW of Mollendo, Peru.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.082° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -16.7755° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 60.71 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km NNW of Mollendo, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-02-20 23:58:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-21 00:12:58 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 298 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 2.296 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.41 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 140 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 us70007txk Id of event.
Event Code 70007txk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007txk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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