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Peru Quake ... 6.4

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posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 11:24 AM
Type: Earthquake
17 minutes ago
Magnitude: 6.4
DateTime: Thursday June 7 2012, 16:03:16 UTC
Region: Southern Peru
Depth: 74 km
Source: CSEM-EMSC Feed

Just came across this recent Earthquake. 6.4 Magnitude and not very deep either, only 74km. I tried finding information on news websites, but like always ... Nothing.

Is anyone in Peru or know of anyone in Peru that could give us an update of how bad it is and if everyone is okay.

posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 11:26 AM
It has been downgraded slightly:

Type: Earthquake
22 minutes ago
Magnitude: 6
DateTime: Thursday June 7 2012, 16:03:18 UTC
Region: southern Peru
Depth: 99.7 km
Source: USGS Feed

Along with the depth increased to 99.7km.

posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 11:40 AM
reply to post by faryjay

Kudos to your speed but at 99 km deep and 6.0 it is not really a significant earthquake.

I f you look at the link to the map the epicentre is not really a built up area.

Magnitude 6.0 - Southern Peru

Location in Google Maps
  • Date-Time: Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 16:03:18 UTC
  • Earthquake location: 15.919°S, 72.516°W,
  • Earthquake depth: 99.7 km
  • Distances:
    54km (33mi) W of Lluta, Peru
    80km (49mi) NNE of Camana, Peru
    117km (72mi) WNW of Arequipa, Peru
    133km (82mi) NNW of Mollendo, Peru
    471km (292mi) W of La Paz, Bolivia
  • Event ID: usb000a9lp

Derived from Event Data Source: USGS
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Ah I see your original was EMSC. They still have it at 6.2 Mw

By the way

not very deep either

That actually is quite deep. The damaging quakes are usually under 30km deep.

edit on 7/6/2012 by PuterMan because: (no reason given)


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