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 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.
Date & time: 24 Aug 2014 23:21:45 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, August 24, 2014 18:21:45
Magnitude: 6.9
Depth: 101.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.5864°S / 73.5777°W (Provincia de Parinacochas, Ayacucho, Peru)
Nearest volcano: Sara Sara (70 km / 43 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) SW of Pampamarca (pop: 227) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) ENE of Tambo (Lucanas Province) (pop: 5,030) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) NNE of Coracora (Parinacochas) (pop: 7,420) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) ENE of Puquio (Provincia de Lucanas) (pop: 10,500) --> See nearby quakes!
106 km (66 mi) S of Andahuaylas (Apurímac) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
130 km (81 mi) SW of Abancay (Apurímac) (pop: 55,100) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (93 mi) E of Nazca (pop: 23,600) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) WNW of Orcopampa (Castilla, Arequipa) (pop: 5,640) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (108 mi) SSE of Ayacucho (pop: 140,000) --> See nearby quakes!
468 km (291 mi) SE of Lima (pop: 7,737,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1015 joules (392 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 21.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.9101 km43km ENE of Tambo, PeruUSGS
M 6.889 kmCentral PeruGFZ
M 6.990 kmCENTRAL PERUEMSC

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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 workout. Then Justin looked at me and said "it's an earthquake!!! Get out!". We ran outside of our room and everyone was yelling for us to get outside of the building. Everyone was scared and in shock. It was 6.8 magnitude and you could see the fear in pe
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)
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (11 quakes):
  • 25 Jan 2015 03:10 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    95 km (59 mi) depth
    |
    121 km (75 mi) distance
    | IGP | Details
  • 23 Jan 2015 22:24 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    75 km (46.6 mi) depth
    |
    94 km (58 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 11 Jan 2015 21:39 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    50 km (31.1 mi) depth
    |
    137 km (85 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 19 Nov 2014 14:17 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    77 km (47.8 mi) depth
    |
    147 km (92 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 19 Nov 2014 14:17 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    80 km (49.7 mi) depth
    |
    157 km (97 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 30 Oct 2014 22:37 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    65 km (40.4 mi) depth
    |
    168 km (105 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 22 Oct 2014 11:23 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    99 km (61.5 mi) depth
    |
    123 km (76 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 13 Oct 2014 15:14 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    91 km (56.5 mi) depth
    |
    85 km (53 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 27 Sep 2014 08:54 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    59.9 km (37.2 mi) depth
    |
    108 km (67 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Sep 2014 22:55 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    61 km (37.9 mi) depth
    |
    147 km (92 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 27 Aug 2014 02:41 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    68 km (42.3 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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