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Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - 26km W of Coracora, Peru on Sunday, 24 August 2014

Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - 2.7 km southwest of Pampamarca, Provincia de Parinacochas, Ayacucho, Peru, on Sunday, August 24, 2014 18:21:45

Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - 2.7 km southwest of Pampamarca, Provincia de Parinacochas, Ayacucho, Peru, on Sunday, August 24, 2014 18:21:45 Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - 2.7 km southwest of Pampamarca, Provincia de Parinacochas, Ayacucho, Peru, on Sunday, August 24, 2014 18:21:45

Strong magnitude 6.9 earthquake at 101 km depth

24 Aug 23:28 UTC: First to report: USGS after 6 minutes.
Aug 25 01:10: Magnitude recalculated from 7.0 to 6.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 58.9 to 101.0 km.

Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 24, 2014 23:21:45 UTC
Local time at epicenterSunday, August 24, 2014 18:21:45
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6.9
Depth101.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude14.5864°S / 73.5777°W (Provincia de Parinacochas, Ayacucho, Peru)
Antipode14.586°N / 106.422°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt14 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoSara Sara (70 km / 43 mi)
Nearby towns and cities3 km (2 mi) SW of Pampamarca (pop: 227) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
44 km (27 mi) ENE of Tambo (Lucanas Province) (pop: 5,030) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
54 km (34 mi) NNE of Coracora (Parinacochas) (pop: 7,420) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
61 km (38 mi) ENE of Puquio (Provincia de Lucanas) (pop: 10,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
106 km (66 mi) S of Andahuaylas (Apurímac) (pop: 17,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
130 km (81 mi) SW of Abancay (Apurímac) (pop: 55,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
173 km (108 mi) SSE of Ayacucho (pop: 140,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
210 km (131 mi) SW of Cusco (pop: 312,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
468 km (291 mi) SE of Lima (Lima Province) (pop: 7,737,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released1.4 x 1015 joules (392 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 21.1 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.9101 km43km ENE of Tambo, PeruUSGS
6.889 kmCentral PeruGFZ
6.990 km CENTRAL PERUEMSC
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Seismograms

Seismic station: Las Campanas Astronomical Observatory, Chile (LCO/IU network) | Distance from quake: 1631 km / 1013 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Las Campanas Astronomical Observatory, Chile: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (16)

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cusco / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : CEMENT BUILDING WAS SHAKING. KNEW EXACTLY WHAT WAS HAPPENING. RAN OUTSIDE AND THERE WERE ALOT OF PEOPLE IN THE STREET. NO DAMAGE  
Cusco. / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Cusco. / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Cusco. / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Cusco. / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Cusco. / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Cusco. / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Cusco. / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Cusco. / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Cusco. / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Cuzco, Peru / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I was lying on the bed and it started to jiggle. My first thought was "is someone under my bed shaking it?" Then the walls and ceiling started to shake. I thought maybe since we had just finished an intense hike that I was just shaking from the  
San Bartolo Peru / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Light shaking on 3rd floor of new very solid building, located next to the ocean. It lasted for a minute, maybe less.  
La Molina, Lima, Peru / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Scared to death. Ran outside. Over in fifteen seconds.  
Lima (463.5 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt the floor shake in my 3 story apartment in Miraflores. Also saw the ceiling lights shake and heard windows rattle.  
Huanuco (Peru, 599 km NW of epicenter) : Percibí éste terremoto cuando estuve tomando lonche. La mesa vibró levemente y las ventanas también, se dejó percibir por 30 segundos aproximadamente y algunas personas no lo percibieron. Huánuco-Perú (reported through EMSC)  
Lima (Peru, 477 km NW of epicenter) : More then 400 km away from the Epicenter, some mild shaking observed. Duration felt in Lima maybe one minute or less. (reported through EMSC)  

Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (11 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jan 25, 2015 03:10
8 years ago
4.8

95 km
Ayacucho, 86 km NE of Palpa, Region Ica, PeruMore
Jan 23, 2015 22:24
8 years ago
4.5

75 km
39 km S of Coracora, Provincia de Parinacochas, Ayacucho, PeruMore
Jan 11, 2015 21:39
8 years ago
5.0

50 km
9.4 km N of Huancalpa, Provincia de Caraveli, Arequipa, PeruMore
Nov 19, 2014 14:17
8 years ago
4.8

77 km
29 km E of Huancalpa, Provincia de Caraveli, Arequipa, PeruMore
Nov 19, 2014 14:17
8 years ago
5.4

80 km
24 km SE of Huancalpa, Provincia de Caraveli, Arequipa, PeruMore
Oct 30, 2014 22:37
8 years ago
5.0

65 km
14 km NE of Atico, Provincia de Caraveli, Arequipa, PeruMore
Oct 22, 2014 11:23
8 years ago
4.7

99 km
22 km E of Huaynacotas, Provincia de La Union, Arequipa, PeruMore
Oct 13, 2014 15:14
8 years ago
5.4

91 km
49 km SE of Coracora, Provincia de Parinacochas, Ayacucho, PeruMore
Sep 27, 2014 08:54
8 years ago
4.2

60 km
6.3 km SW of Cahuacho, Provincia de Caraveli, Arequipa, PeruMore
Sep 1, 2014 22:55
8 years ago
5.2

61 km
2.8 km SE of La Joya, Provincia de Nazca, Region Ica, PeruMore
Aug 27, 2014 02:41
8 years ago
4.6

68 km
15 km E of Tambo, Provincia de Lucanas, Ayacucho, PeruMore

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