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.
|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
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