Peru Earthquake 2011: Magnitude 6.9 Causes Minor Injuries and Damages, Aftershocks Recorded by USGS

By on Oct 30, 2011 in Environment, Natural Disasters, Science Comments

Peru Earthquake location
Image credit: usgs.gov

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.9 occurred near the coast of Central Peru on October 28, 2011, Friday, 18:54:33 UTC, causing minor injuries to about a hundred people and minor damages to home and property. This is according to international news, on the same date.

United States Geological Survey (USGS) gave the details of the Peru earthquake, which appears below:

Magnitude 6.9 Date-Time

  • Friday, October 28, 2011 at 18:54:33 UTC
  • Friday, October 28, 2011 at 01:54:33 PM at epicenter
  • Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 14.515°S, 76.009°W Depth 23.9 km (14.9 miles) Region NEAR THE COAST OF CENTRAL PERU Distances 51 km (31 miles) SSW of Ica, Peru
112 km (69 miles) S of Chincha Alta, Peru
201 km (124 miles) W of Puquio, Peru
288 km (178 miles) SSE of LIMA, Peru
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 16.5 km (10.3 miles); depth +/- 2.7 km (1.7 miles) Parameters NST=507, Nph=517, Dmin=293.9 km, Rmss=1.12 sec, Gp= 50°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=8

Additional reports said that there were more aftershocks occurring with lower than 5.5 magnitudes, which followed the 6.9 quake. This was recorded by the USGS. Apparently, the recent Peru earthquake has fewer casualties than the August 2007 quake, which had more than five hundred mortality cases.



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