Magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck southern Peru

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck southern Peru

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Strong earthquake with recorded magnitude of 6.0 struck southern Peru on June 7, 2012 at 16:03 UTC according to USGS. Epicenter was located 119 km (74 miles) WNW (298°) from Arequipa, Peru (15.919°S, 72.516°W). Recorded depth was 99.7 km (62.0 miles). EMSC is reporting 6.2 magnitude with depth of 80km.

 

Magnitude 6.0
Date-Time
  • Thursday, June 07, 2012 at 16:03:18 UTC
  • Thursday, June 07, 2012 at 11:03:18 AM at epicenter
Location 15.919°S, 72.516°W
Depth 99.7 km (62.0 miles)
Region SOUTHERN PERU
Distances
  • 119 km (74 miles) WNW (298°) from Arequipa, Peru
  • 216 km (134 miles) SE (128°) from Puquio, Peru
  • 221 km (137 miles) NW (310°) from Moquegua, Peru
  • 648 km (402 miles) SE (131°) from LIMA, Peru
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 16 km (9.9 miles); depth +/- 8.4 km (5.2 miles)
Parameters NST=450, Nph=543, Dmin=470.9 km, Rmss=0.91 sec, Gp= 54°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=A
Source
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usb000a9lp




Population exposure


Selected Cities Exposed from GeoNames Database of Cities with 1,000 or more residents.





MMI City Population
IV Lluta 6k
IV Orcopampa 6k
IV Camana 16k
IV Yura 6k
IV Chivay 5k
IV Pucara 4k
IV Arequipa 841k
III Moquegua 55k
III Abancay 55k
III Puno 117k
III Cusco 312k
 

Historic seismicity - 2012



Featured image: Google Earth + USGS

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