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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

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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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Peru Earthquake Warning

Posted by feww on March 5, 2010

Large Earthquake Could Strike Peru

Fire-Earth’s EarthModel simulations indicate that a large earthquake could occur in Peru.

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Magnitude 6.1 quake strikes southern Peru

Posted by feww on July 12, 2009

A strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck southern Peru Sunday

U.S. Geological Survey reported a  magnitude 6.1 earthquake in southern Peru early Sunday. The quake epicenter was located about 60 km NNW of Juliaca, Peru, some 785 km  ESE of the capital city of  Lima.

There were no immediate reports of structural damage or injuries caused by the quake, which struck at a depth of about 200km.

10-degree Map Centered at 15°S,70°W

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Earthquake Location. Source: USGS

Earthquake Details:

  • Magnitude: 6.1
  • Date-Time:
    • Sunday, July 12, 2009 at 06:12:47 UTC
    • Sunday, July 12, 2009 at 01:12:47 AM at epicenter
  • Location: 14.990°S, 70.421°W
  • Depth:  201.6 km (125.3 miles) set by location program
  • Region:  SOUTHERN PERU
  • Distances:
    • 60 km (40 miles) NNW of Juliaca, Peru
    • 200 km (125 miles) NE of Arequipa, Peru
    • 230 km (145 miles) SE of Cuzco, Peru
    • 785 km (485 miles) ESE of LIMA, Peru
  • Location Uncertainty:  horizontal +/- 7.4 km (4.6 miles); depth fixed by location program
  • Parameters NST=263, Nph=263, Dmin=284.6 km, Rmss=1.19 sec, Gp= 29°, M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=8
  • Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
  • Event ID:  us2009izaj

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Historic Seismicity  (mag 7 and 8+ since 1900)


Major Tectonic Boundaries: Subduction Zones -purple, Ridges -red and Transform Faults -green

Seismic Hazard Map

Major Tectonic Boundaries: Subduction Zones -purple, Ridges -red and Transform Faults -green

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