Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Peru-Brazil Border Region on Sunday, 18 December 2016

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Peru-Brazil Border Region on Sunday, 18 December 2016 at 13:30 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake  - Peru-Brazil Border Region on Sunday, 18 December 2016 at 13:30 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 617 km depth

18 Dec 13:34 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 5 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 620.0 to 621.0 km.
Dec 18 13:36: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 621.0 to 625.0 km.
Dec 18 13:39: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 5.7.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 625.0 to 617.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 617.0 to 620.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 620.0 to 622.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 622.0 to 618.0 km.
Dec 18 13:43: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 5.8.
Dec 18 13:44: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 5.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 618.0 to 617.0 km.
Dec 18 15:00: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 6.4.
Date & time: 18 Dec 2016 01:30:11 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.4
Depth: 617.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.01°S / 70.94°W (Peru)
Nearby towns and cities:
207 km (128 mi) S of Tarauacá (Brazil) (pop: 16,500)
215 km (134 mi) SSW of Feijó (Brazil) (pop: 13,000)
343 km (213 mi) NNW of Tambopata (pop: 39,000)
345 km (214 mi) NW of Puerto Maldonado (pop: 37,500)
406 km (253 mi) NNE of Cusco (pop: 312,100)
436 km (271 mi) ESE of Pucallpa (pop: 310,800)
702 km (436 mi) ENE of Lima (pop: 7,737,000)
714 km (443 mi) N of Arequipa (pop: 841,100)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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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.
M 6.4617 kmPeru-Brazil Border RegionGFZ
M 6.4619 km- 201km S of Tarauaca, BrazilUSGS

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User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
sala / Violent shaking (MMI IX)
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Aftershocks of the 6.4 quake Peru-Brazil Border Region 18 December 13:30 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (0 quakes):
So far, no aftershocks have been registered.

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Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Peru-Brazil Border Region on Sunday, 18 December 2016 at 13:30 (GMT)
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