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4.9 2007/07/28 00:30:29 44.597 -129.803 10.0 453 km (282 mi) W of Yachats, OR
4.7 2007/07/28 00:20:38 44.532 -129.800 10.0 453 km (281 mi) W of Yachats, OR
4.6 2007/07/28 00:02:17 44.529 -129.673 10.0 443 km (275 mi) W of Yachats, OR
Three major earthquakes struck Peru on Wednesday evening -- a magnitude 7.7, then two magnitude 7.5 quakes a moment later, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The first two quakes struck offshore, while the third was on land.
There were power outages in Lima, the capital, and people ran onto the streets in panic as the quakes shook office buildings, Reuters reported.
Originally posted by Duby78
I've tried to link this USGS page showing all 3 quakes, but now it displays 404 file not found.
Originally posted by Hellmutt
That is because at first the data is not certain. When they get more data, they updates their quake page, often making the old pages "404 missing". Whenever they update their data at USGS, the RSS feed is "bumped" with a new entry. People who are unfamiliar with this and only watches the RSS feed, may believe that there were a lot of earthquakes when there was in fact just one.
The first quake, with a magnitude of 7.7, hit about 20 miles west of Chincha Alta, at a shallow 11.2 miles from the earth's surface, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The epicenter was thought to be about 100 miles from Lima.
A second quake with a magnitude of 7.5 struck minutes later, the Associate Press reported.