Deadly M5.6 earthquake hits the coast of southern Peru

Deadly M5.6 earthquake hits the coast of southern Peru

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.6 hit the coast of southern Peru at 21:45 UTC (16:45 local time) on Friday, August 11, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 49.7 km (30.9 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.6 at a depth of 40 km (24.8 miles). At least…

Strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake hits near the coast of Peru

Strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake hits near the coast of Peru

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit near the coast of Arequipa, Peru at 02:05 UTC on July 18, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 44.1 km (27.4 miles). This quake occurred 151 minutes after a major M7.7 earthquake near Kamchatka…

Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Peru-Ecuador border region

Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Peru-Ecuador border region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit sparsely populated Peru-Ecuador border region at 17:49 UTC on April 18, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10.7 km (6.6 miles). Ecuador's IGEPN is reporting M6.1 at a depth 16.8 km (10.4…

Strong M5.9 earthquake at intermediate depth hits Peru

Strong M5.9 earthquake at intermediate depth hits Peru

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.9 hit northern Peru at 13:13 UTC on January 2, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 111.8 km (69.4 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.8 at a depth of 100 km (62 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was located…

Deep M6.4 earthquake hits Peru-Brazil border region

Deep M6.4 earthquake hits Peru-Brazil border region

A strong and deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit Peru-Brazil border region at 13:30 UTC on December 18, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 618.2 km (384 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 (preliminary) at a depth of 624 km (388 miles). According to…

Very shallow M6.3 earthquake hits southern Peru

Very shallow M6.3 earthquake hits southern Peru

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit Peru at 22:40 UTC on December 1, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 3.6 km (2.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was located…

Strong M6.0 earthquake at intermediate depth hits Peru

Strong M6.0 earthquake at intermediate depth hits Peru

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as Mb6.0 hit northern Peru at 10:08 UTC on September 10, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 114.4 km (71 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 48.2 km (30 miles) NE of Yuracyacu (population 0), 49.9…

Deadly M5.4 earthquake hits southern Peru

Deadly M5.4 earthquake hits southern Peru

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.4 hit southern Peru at 02:58 UTC on August 15, 2016, killing at least 8 people. The quake hit near the town of Chivay, Colca Valley at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). More than 80 houses were severely damaged. …

Two powerful M7.6 earthquakes hit Peru-Brazil border region

Two powerful M7.6 earthquakes hit Peru-Brazil border region

Two very strong and deep, M7.6 earthquakes (USGS) hit sparsely populated Peru-Brazil border region at 22:45 and 22:50 UTC on November 24, 2015. The agency is reporting depths of 600.6 km (373 miles) and 611.7 km (380 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.0 at a depth of 593…

Deadly M5.1 earthquake hits central Peru, leaves 60 collapsed houses

Deadly M5.1 earthquake hits central Peru, leaves 60 collapsed houses

A very shallow earthquake measuring M5.1 (IGP) on the Richter scale hit central Peru on September 28, 2014, at 02:35 UTC (September 27 at 21:35 local time). Peruvian Civil Defense service said the quake struck at depth of 8 km (INDECI) . USGS is reporting M4.9 at depth