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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Sacsamarca in Peru

Earthquake location -14.2673S, -74.3448WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Sacsamarca in Peru on Wednesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 87.663 km (54 miles). Unique identifier: us7000my9d. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000my9d. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/07/24 / 2024-07-10 12:22:22 / July 10, 2024 @ 12:22 pm. The temblor was reported at 12:22:22 / 12:22 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -74.3448 West, latitude -14.2673 South, depth = 87.663 km.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 90 km (56 miles) from Nazca (c. 23 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Puquio (c. 10 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Tambo (c. 5 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nazca, Tambo, Puquio (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each 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 one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. 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: 36 km S of Sacsamarca, Peru.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -74.3448° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.2673° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 87.663 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36 km S of Sacsamarca, Peru Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2024-07-10 12:22:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-07-11 04:07:50 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 298 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 22 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 3.325 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.63 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 us7000my9d Id of event.
Event Code 7000my9d An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000my9d, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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