Very strong and deep earthuake M6.1 hit central Peru

Very strong and deep earthuake M6.1 hit central Peru

Very strong but luckily deep earthquake struck Peru on August 2, 2012 at 9:38 UTC according to USGS. Epicenter was located 34 km (21 miles) E of Pucallpa, Peru at 8.379°S, 74.245°W.  Recorded depth was 143.3 km (89.0 miles).

EMSC is reporting magnitude 5.8 and depth od 135 km.

This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability. There are 360000 people within 100km radius.

Magnitude 6.1
  • Thursday, August 02, 2012 at 09:38:31 UTC
  • Thursday, August 02, 2012 at 04:38:31 AM at epicenter
Location 8.379°S, 74.245°W
Depth 143.3 km (89.0 miles)
Distances 34 km (21 miles) E of Pucallpa, Peru
143 km (88 miles) SE of Contamana, Peru
191 km (118 miles) WSW of Cruzeiro Do Sul, Brazil
219 km (136 miles) ENE of Tingo Maria, Peru
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 15.3 km (9.5 miles); depth +/- 8.9 km (5.5 miles)
Parameters NST=574, Nph=594, Dmin=489.8 km, Rmss=0.79 sec, Gp= 40°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=8
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usb000blct

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