Very strong and dangerous M6.9 earthquake hit central Peru

Very strong and dangerous M6.9 earthquake hit central Peru

A very strong earthquake measuring M6.9 (USGS) on the Richter scale struck central Peru on August 24, 2014, at 23:21 UTC (18:21 local time). USGS is reporting depth of 101 km (62.8 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.0 and depth of 60 km.Epicenter was located 42 km (

Magnitude 6.9 – Near the coast of central Peru

Magnitude 6.9 – Near the coast of central Peru

According to USGS, magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck near the coast of central Peru at 18:54:33 UTC; 51 km (31 miles) SSW of Ica, 112 km (69 miles) S of Chincha Alta, 201 km (124 miles) W of Puquio and 288 km (178 miles) SSE of LIMA, Peru (14.515°S, 76.009°W) at

7.0 magnitude earthquake shakes Peru

7.0 magnitude earthquake shakes Peru

A 7.0 -magnitude earthquake shook buildings in Peru’s capital city, Lima, on Wednesday, witnesses and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said. The quake was quickly followed by a 5.3 aftershock. The USGS said the epicenter of the quake was 82.07 kilometres north