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Light earthquake, 4 mag was detected near Puquina in Peru

Earthquake location -16.6622S, -71.3041WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Puquina in Peru. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 135.79 km (84 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -71.3041 West, latitude -16.6622 South, depth = 135.79 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/03/21 / 2021-03-07 14:05:30 / March 7, 2021 @ 2:05 pm. Unique identifier: us7000dgw0. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000dgw0. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:05:30 / 2:05 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). The epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Arequipa (c. 841 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Moquegua (c. 54 500 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Mollendo (c. 29 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Cocachacra (c. 8 800 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Torata (c. 7 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Punta de Bombón (c. 6 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mollendo, Punta de Bombón, Moquegua.

Every 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. 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: 13 km WSW of Puquina, Peru.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.3041° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -16.6622° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 135.79 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13 km WSW of Puquina, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-03-07 14:05:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-03-07 14:30:43 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 246 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 1.931 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.47 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 269 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000dgw0 Id of event.
Event Code 7000dgw0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000dgw0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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