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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 27 km W of Pacocha, Peru

Earthquake location -17.5552S, -71.5892WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Pacocha in Peru. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us200065pv. Unique identifier: us200065pv. The temblor was reported at 05:25:51 / 5:25 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/06/16 / 2016-06-21 10:25:51 / June 21, 2016 @ 10:25 am. Exact location of earthquake, -71.5892° West, -17.5552° South, depth 35 km.

Nearby country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 80 km (50 miles) from Moquegua (c. 54 500 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Ilo (c. 53 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Mollendo (c. 29 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Cocachacra (c. 8 800 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Pacocha (c. 7 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Punta de Bombón (c. 6 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Moquegua, Mollendo, Cocachacra.

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 one and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 27 km W of Pacocha, Peru. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.5892° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.5552° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km W of Pacocha, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-06-21 10:25:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-06-21 11:08:43 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 286 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 1.437 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 132 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 us200065pv Id of event.
Event Code 200065pv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200065pv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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