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M7.0 Quake Strikes 50km S of Acari, Peru

Posted by feww on September 26, 2013

Powerful Quake Strikes Off the Coast of Peru

The 7.0 quake centered at  15.882°S, 74.543°W struck 40km  deep in the Pacific Ocean, about 50km south of Acari in the southern Arequipa region, Peru, said USGS/EHP.

The quake has reportedly caused landslides, toppling adobe houses, killing at least three people and injuring 12 others in the Arequipa region, according to El Comercio.

The reported deaths and injuries occurred when a copper mine collapsed in the district of Chaparra trapping an unspecified number of miners.

The quake shook buildings in the capital of Lima more than 500km away, said the report.

Tsunami Status

Peruvian government has not issued any tsunami alerts.
NO destructive tsunami reported.

EQ Location Map

peru quake
Earthquake Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP

EQ Details

  • Event Date and Time: 2013-09-25 16:42:42 UTC
  • Epicenter: 55.845°N, 135.970°W
  • Depth: 40.0km (24.9mi)
  • Nearby Cities
    • 50km (31mi) S of Acari, Peru
    • 95km (59mi) SE of Minas de Marcona, Peru
    • 502km (312mi) SSE of Lima, Peru

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