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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near San Antonio in Peru

Earthquake location -17.3434S, -70.8175WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from San Antonio in Peru. The temblor was picked up at 15:20:18 / 3:20 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -70.8175 West, latitude -17.3434 South, depth = 119.81 km. Event id: us6000dfw2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dfw2. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 119.81 km (74 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 01/02/21 / 2021-02-01 15:20:18 / February 1, 2021 @ 3:20 pm 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 Ilo, Pacocha, Ilabaya. Epicenter of the earthquake was 20 km (13 miles) from Moquegua (c. 54 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Ilo (c. 53 500 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Ilabaya (c. 9 500 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Pacocha (c. 7 600 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Torata (c. 7 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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. 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 eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. 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: 18 km SE of San Antonio, Peru.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.8175° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.3434° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 119.81 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18 km SE of San Antonio, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-02-01 15:20:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-09 20:16:08 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 1.117 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.6 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 133 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 us6000dfw2 Id of event.
Event Code 6000dfw2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000dfw2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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