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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag strikes near Palca in Peru

Earthquake location -17.7271S, -69.8051WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Palca in Peru. Id of earthquake: us7000c7ji. Event ids that are associated: us7000c7ji. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/10/20 / 2020-10-29 16:08:38 / October 29, 2020 @ 4:08 pm. Exact location of event, depth 148.93 km, -69.8051° West, -17.7271° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:08:38 / 4:08 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 148.93 km (93 miles).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 57 km (36 miles) from Tacna (c. 280 100 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Arica (c. 186 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Ilabaya (c. 9 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop), Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arica, Ilabaya, Tacna (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 17 km ENE of Palca, Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.8051° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.7271° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 148.93 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17 km ENE of Palca, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-10-29 16:08:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-29 16:28:28 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 369 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 0.338 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 105 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000c7ji Id of event.
Event Code 7000c7ji An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000c7ji, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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