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Major mag. 7.3 earthquake - Peru-Brazil Border Region on Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Major mag. 7.6 earthquake - Peru-Brazil Border Region on Tuesday, 24 November 2015 at 22:50 (GMT)

Major mag. 7.6 earthquake  - Peru-Brazil Border Region on Tuesday, 24 November 2015 at 22:50 (GMT)
24 Nov 22:58 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 613.0 to 610.0 km.
Date & time: 2015-11-24 10:50:53 UTC
Magnitude: 7.6
Depth: 610.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.02°S / 71.05°W (Peru)
Nearby towns and cities:
690 km (429 mi) NE of Lima (pop: 7,737,000)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1016 joules (4402 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.8 x 106 tons of TNT or 236.7 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2015-11-24 22:50:53 UTCM 7.6 / 610 kmPeru-Brazil Border RegionGFZ
2015-11-24 22:50:54 UTCM 7.6 / 631 kmCENTRAL PERUEMSC
2015-11-24 22:48:52 UTC
2015/11/24 17:48:52
M 8.0Central BoliviaIGEPN
2015-11-24 22:50:54 UTCM 7.3 / 604 km654 Km Al N De ArequipaGUG (U. Chile)
2015-11-24 22:50:53 UTC
2015-11-24 17:50:53 -05:00
M 7.6 / 611.7 km210km S of Tarauaca, BrazilUSGS
2015-11-24 22:50:52 UTCM 7.6 / 606 kmNW of Iberia, PeruGeoAu
2015-11-24 22:50:37 UTC
24/11/2015 17:50:37
M 7.3 / 635 kmPeruIGP

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)

User reports for this quake (16)

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Pucallpa (427.1 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Todos estaban en la calle gritando (reported through our app)
Pucallpa (426.7 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Sterling VA (445.4 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Prjector screen began moving back and forth in 4 th floor
Arequipa / Weak shaking (MMI III)
envigado,antioquia , colombia / Light shaking (MMI IV)
La Paz (786.4 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I felt how floor moves.
pisac / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Quite some strong horizontal movement of a few inches back and forth, three distinct instances lasting around 30 seconds.
moquegua / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
moquegua / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Las Condes (Chile, 2586 km S of epicenter) : Felt it in Santiago. More like a tremor (reported through EMSC)
Cuenca (Ecuador, 1184 km NW of epicenter) : This is the fourth earthquake this month. I honestly thought it happened in Ecuador, not neighboring Peru. (reported through EMSC)
Cochabamba (Bolivia, 967 km SE of epicenter) (reported through EMSC)
Cruzeiro do Sul (Brazil, 327 km NW of epicenter) : I feel dizzy and saw the power lines sway and the birds were agitated. (reported through EMSC)
Antofagasta (Chile, 1508 km S of epicenter) : Soft of about 30 seconds of duration in Antogahasta Chile (reported through EMSC)
Medellin (Colombia, 1871 km NW of epicenter) : The high rise that I was in swayed back and forth for 10-15 seconds. The hanging light fixtures were moving. (reported through EMSC)
Medellin (Colombia, 1871 km NW of epicenter) : I felt this one and one like 5 min earlyer. I thought I was dizzy, but I have high ceiling and long lamps, so those were swinging slightly the same direction. I enter this page thinking it happend in Colombia, but realized that it was quite far away. (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 7.6 quake Peru-Brazil Border Region 2015-11-24 22:50 UTC

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Major mag. 7.6 earthquake - Peru-Brazil Border Region on Tuesday, 24 November 2015 at 22:50 (GMT)

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