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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag was detected near Islay (Matarani) in Peru

Earthquake location -17.2452S, -72.3851WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Islay (Matarani) in Peru. Event id: us7000d3r5. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d3r5. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/01/21 / 2021-01-19 01:41:31 / January 19, 2021 @ 1:41 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 01:41:31 / 1:41 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 45.46 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -72.3851 West, latitude -17.2452 South, depth = 45.46 km.

Event epicenter was 46 km (29 miles) from Mollendo (c. 29 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Camaná (c. 16 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Cocachacra (c. 8 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Punta de Bombón (c. 6 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Camaná, Cocachacra, Punta de Bombón. Close country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 40 km SW of Islay (Matarani), Peru. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.3851° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.2452° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 45.46 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40 km SW of Islay (Matarani), Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-01-19 01:41:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-28 04:51:27 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 340 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 2.245 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.5 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 145 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 us7000d3r5 Id of event.
Event Code 7000d3r5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000d3r5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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