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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Northern Peru on Saturday, 10 September 2016

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Northern Peru on Saturday, 10 September 2016

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - Northern Peru on Saturday, 10 September 2016
Sep 10 10:15: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 5.8.
Sep 10 10:15: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 5.9.
Sep 10 10:21: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 6.0.
Sep 10 10:23: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 6.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 118.0 km.
Date & time: Saturday, 10 September 2016 10:08 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 118.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.56°S / 76.95°W (Peru)
Nearest volcano: Sangay (431 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 8.9*10^13 J (24.8 GWh / 21301 tons of TNT / 1.3 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 10 Sep 2016
Sat, 10 Sep 10:08 UTCM 6.1 / 124 kmNORTHERN PERUEMSC
Sat, 10 Sep 10:08 UTCM 6.0 / 114 kmN of Moyobamba, PeruGeoAu
Sat, 10 Sep 10:08 UTCM 6.0 / 114.4 km- 51km N of Moyobamba, PeruUSGS
Sat, 10 Sep 10:08 UTCM 6.1 / 130 kmNorthern Peru [Land: Peru]INGV
Sat, 10 Sep 10:08 UTCM 6.1 / 119 km PeruIGP

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Peru / MMI IX (Violent shaking)
Moyobamba / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Pacasmayo / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Puyo / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Trujillo / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Zaruma (360.9 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
loja (302.8 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
palanda ecuador / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
loja ecuador (306.4 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
moyobamba / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(281.2 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
Puyo (468.5 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
(380.8 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
(Ecuador) (375 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Muy leve cuenca (via EMSC)
Trujillo (Peru) (365 km SW from epicenter)(no details): lasted about 30 - 50 seconds. (via EMSC)
Zaruma (Ecuador) (364 km NW from epicenter)(no details): I felt it in Zaruma. It woke me up and my dog started to bark. (via EMSC)
Cuenca (Ecuador) (376 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Woke me up. Heard creaking. (via EMSC)
Loja (Ecuador) (308 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Ciudad de Loja Ecuador 15mnts pasado el sismo con operativos policiales y de bomberos. (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource

 

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