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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 29 km S of Contamana, Peru

Earthquake location -7.5989S, -74.9684WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Contamana in Peru. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000as3t. Unique identifier: us7000as3t. Exact location of event, longitude -74.9684 West, latitude -7.5989 South, depth = 156.32 km. The temblor was reported at 02:12:34 / 2:12 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 156.32 km (97 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/07/20 / 2020-07-21 02:12:34 / July 21, 2020 @ 2:12 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Contamana. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 30 km (19 miles) from Contamana (c. 13 900 pop).

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

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 29 km S of Contamana, Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -74.9684° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -7.5989° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 156.32 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29 km S of Contamana, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-07-21 02:12:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-21 02:28:08 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 271 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 2.247 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 130 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 us7000as3t Id of event.
Event Code 7000as3t An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000as3t, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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