Magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck southern Peru

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck southern Peru

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.

 

Magnitude6.0
Date-Time
  • Thursday, June 07, 2012 at 16:03:18 UTC
  • Thursday, June 07, 2012 at 11:03:18 AM at epicenter
Location15.919°S, 72.516°W
Depth99.7 km (62.0 miles)
RegionSOUTHERN 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 Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 16 km (9.9 miles); depth +/- 8.4 km (5.2 miles)
ParametersNST=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 IDusb000a9lp




Population exposure


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





MMICityPopulation
IVLluta6k
IVOrcopampa6k
IVCamana16k
IVYura6k
IVChivay5k
IVPucara4k
IVArequipa841k
IIIMoquegua55k
IIIAbancay55k
IIIPuno117k
IIICusco312k
 

Historic seismicity - 2012



Featured image: Google Earth + USGS

Tags: peru

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