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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Peru on Tuesday, 18 April 2017 - information

Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - Peru-Ecuador Border Region on Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake  - Peru-Ecuador Border Region on Tuesday, 18 April 2017
Apr 18 18:15: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 5.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 13.0 km.
Date & time: Tue, 18 Apr 17:49:55 UTC
Magnitude: 5.9
Depth: 13.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.61°S / 75.11°W [Map]
Nearest volcano: Sangay (361 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Tue, 18 Apr
Tue, 18 Apr 17:49 UTCM 6.1 / 19.5 kmPeru [Land][Map]INGV
Tue, 18 Apr 17:49 UTCM 6.0 / 11 kmNW of Iquitos, Peru[Map]GeoAu
Tue, 18 Apr 17:49 UTCM 5.8 / 14 km- 259km WNW of Iquitos, Peru[Map]USGS
Tue, 18 Apr 17:49 UTCM 6.1 / 14 km Peru[Map]IGP

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Bogotá / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Cali, Colombia (696.4 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking) (via app)
(813.9 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking) (via app)
cuenca, Ecuador / MMI III (Weak shaking)
(486.5 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking) (via app)
Quito / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Mocoa Putumayo Colombia (451.8 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
Pasto colombia (488.7 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Fuerte sismo se sintio aca en san juan de pasto colombia (via app)
Chachagüi/ Nariño/Colombi (503.6 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking) (via app)
San Pablo Ecuador (424.4 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Puerto Asís (378.5 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): I'min hotel 3rd floor was very hard. (via app)
Pasto (486.3 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking) (via app)
Quito (462.6 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Como largo (via app)
(505.8 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
Iquitos, Perú / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Monopamba (452.5 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking) (via app)
Bogotá (811.1 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): Movimiento perceptible por objetos (via app)
Mobile / MMI III (Weak shaking): Very light in Cotacachi. Maybe 30 seconds
(472.3 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Fue largo y robusto (via app)
Iquitos / MMI IV (Light shaking): light swaying - water in my 200 litre aquarium rippling up to one inch waves - friends getting in touch
10, Av. 8 Nte. #12 Norte-98, Cali, Valle del Cauca / MMI IV (Light shaking): on the 12th floor, light was swinging from the ceiling.
Ibarra, Ecuador / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Thought I was having a dizzy spell till I looked at the curtain and it was moving slightly.
Tena, Ecuador / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Quito / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
(461.9 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Bogota (821.4 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking) (via app)
Quito, Ecuador (458.9 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Pasto (490.1 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Fuertemente temblor desde el quinto piso de nuestro apartamento (via app)
Popayán, Colombia (586.3 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking) (via app)
(817.9 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking) (via app)
Bogotá (819.3 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
Guayaquil, Guayas, Ecuador / MMI III (Weak shaking): According to other sources, the epicenter was in Ecuador (Pastaza province)
Shushufindi, Sucumbios. Ecuador (319.2 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource



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