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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake has struck near Minas de Marcona in Peru

Earthquake location -15.0308S, -75.6119WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Minas de Marcona in Peru on Wednesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/01/21 / 2021-01-20 22:49:26 / January 20, 2021 @ 10:49 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us7000d1up. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000d1up. Exact location, longitude -75.6119° West, latitude -15.0308° South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 22:49:26 / 10:49 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santiago, Nazca, Palpa (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Nazca (c. 23 600 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Minas de Marcona (c. 15 500 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Santiago (c. 10 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Palpa (c. 5 900 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 57 km WNW of Minas de Marcona, Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -75.6119° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -15.0308° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 57 km WNW of Minas de Marcona, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-01-20 22:49:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-20 23:01:51 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 354 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 3.253 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 151 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 us7000d1up Id of event.
Event Code 7000d1up An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000d1up, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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