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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 88 km NW of Camana, Peru

Earthquake location -16.0457S, -73.2908WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 88 kilometers (55 miles) from Camana in Peru on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:03:44 / 10:03 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 78.72 km (49 miles). Event id: us2000iv7y. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000iv7y. Exact location of event, longitude -73.2908 West, latitude -16.0457 South, depth = 78.72 km. Global time and date of event 20/12/18 / 2018-12-20 03:03:44 / December 20, 2018 @ 3:03 am UTC/GMT.

Country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). The epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Camaná (c. 16 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Camaná (min 5000 pop).

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 eleven 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 88 km NW of Camana, 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 -73.2908° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -16.0457° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 78.72 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 88km NW of Camana, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-12-20 03:03:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-20 03:20:51 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 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 284 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 3.645 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 143 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 us2000iv7y Id of event.
Event Code 2000iv7y An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000iv7y, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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