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NEWS: 7.5 Earthquake Rocks Peru

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posted on Sep, 25 2005 @ 11:13 PM
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A powerful Earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale has hit Peru in South America. The earthquake was horizontal shift of the tectonic plates and measured at a depth of around 8 miles. The epicentre of the quake was 75 kilometres northeast of Moyobamba and 715 kilometres north of Lima. The earthquake occured at 1:55:34 UTC time and early reports indicate that houses have collapsed and at least 4 people are dead.
 



earthquake.usgs.gov
Magnitude 7.5
Date-Time Monday, September 26, 2005 at 01:55:34 (UTC)
= Coordinated Universal Time
Sunday, September 25, 2005 at 8:55:34 PM
= local time at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 5.657°S, 76.366°W
Depth 85.4 km (53.1 miles)
Region NORTHERN PERU
Distances
75 km (50 miles) NE of Moyobamba, Peru
175 km (110 miles) ENE of Chachapoyas, Peru
645 km (400 miles) SSE of QUITO, Ecuador
715 km (445 miles) N of LIMA, Peru
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 7.4 km (4.6 miles); depth +/- 14.2 km (8.8 miles)

Newsday
LIMA, Peru -- A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7 hit northern Peru late Sunday, causing power outages and cutting phone service throughout much of the region.
One radio report said four people were killed.
Peru's Geophysics Institute said the quake struck at 8:55 p.m. and was centered about 60 miles northeast of the jungle city Moyobamba, 420 miles north of the capital Lima.
"Several houses have fallen down and there are several people dead," Carlos Mori, a resident of the jungle town of Lamas, near Moyobamba, told Radioprograms. "All of the residents of Lamas are in the streets. Most of the people are helping."



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This quake was expected and with the odd patterns on the seismic charts at the moment more large quakes are forecast.



[edit on 25-9-2005 by Mayet]




posted on Sep, 25 2005 @ 11:50 PM
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The region has a history of megathrust quakes.

Looks like it's part of the Nazca plate subduction zone, and wondering if this is a foreshock event. In that same region, the Chilean megathrust earthquake (May 22, 1960) is the largest earthquake in recorded history measuring 9.5 magnitude. That earthquake caused a tsunami that devastated Hilo, Hawaii.

Another huge 8.4 magnitude earthquake struck southern Peru in 2001, killing 78 people, including 26 by a tsunami, and causing some $300 million in damages.

Centuries of stress caused biggest quake
9.5 magnitude, 1960 Chile temblor killed 2,000, produced tsunami
msnbc.msn.com...

This may be related to the recent event:
Magnitude 4.9 - OFF THE COAST OF NORTHERN PERU
2005 September 20 10:53:28 UTC
earthquake.usgs.gov...

[edit on 25-9-2005 by Regenmacher]



posted on Sep, 25 2005 @ 11:54 PM
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I have been saying South America for quite a while now. The bottom of the pac plate and sub plates haven't released much pressure compared to Indonesia and Asia. This is the same for New Zealand, Antarctic and parts of California too.

Alaska has had many small ones but is certainly busy.

[edit on 26-9-2005 by Mayet]



posted on Sep, 26 2005 @ 12:24 AM
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CNN is saying five dead so far and many houses knocked down.

www.cnn.com...



posted on Sep, 26 2005 @ 12:27 AM
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And how would you feel if you were rereading the Celestine Prophesies now? Especially if you didn't like the book the first time.......



posted on Sep, 26 2005 @ 12:38 AM
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Originally posted by Mayet
I have been saying South America for quite a while now.


Yes, could include Hawaii's and the Northwest's recent siesmic/volcanic activity, into the after-effects of the Christmas tsunami/quake. Suprising how slow the rest of mantle reacts to the activity of the Burma/Eurasian plate moving 10 months ago.

The big picture:
www.iris.edu...

Minor geomagnetic storm starting too:
www.sec.noaa.gov...



posted on Sep, 26 2005 @ 12:47 AM
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Originally posted by garyo1954
And how would you feel if you were rereading the Celestine Prophesies now? Especially if you didn't like the book the first time.......


Would be a strange coincidence to say the least.

Carl Jung would say it has a real relevance, although you would have a hard time proving any of your personal synchronistic phenomena by reproducing or making it quantifiable. Guess that leaves it all up you do decide what it means...



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