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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Cuchumbaya in Peru

Earthquake location -16.5729S, -70.3713WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Cuchumbaya in Peru on Thursday. Global time and date of event 17/12/20 / 2020-12-17 01:35:16 / December 17, 2020 @ 1:35 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -70.3713° West, latitude -16.5729° South, depth = 157.22 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 157.22 km (98 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:35:16 / 1:35 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us7000crq8. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000crq8.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ilave, Moquegua, Puno. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 89 km (56 miles) from Puno (c. 116 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Moquegua (c. 54 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Ilave (c. 16 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Torata (c. 7 100 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 38 km ENE of Cuchumbaya, Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.3713° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -16.5729° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 157.22 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38 km ENE of Cuchumbaya, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-17 01:35:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-17 01:56:36 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 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 1.322 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 123 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 us7000crq8 Id of event.
Event Code 7000crq8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000crq8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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