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Major mag. 7.0 earthquake - Peru-Brazil Border Region on Friday, 24 August 2018 - information

Major mag. 7.0 earthquake - Peru-Brazil Border Region on Friday, 24 August 2018

Major mag. 7.0 earthquake  - Peru-Brazil Border Region on Friday, 24 August 2018
24 Aug 09:09 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 5 minutes.
Aug 24 09:10: Magnitude recalculated from 6.7 to 6.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 618.0 to 623.0 km.
Aug 24 09:16: Magnitude recalculated from 6.6 to 6.8.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 623.0 to 612.0 km.
Aug 24 09:18: Magnitude recalculated from 6.8 to 7.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 612.0 to 616.0 km.
Date & time: Friday, 24 August 2018 09:04 UTC
Magnitude: 7.0
Depth: 616.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 11.02°S / 70.77°W (Peru)
Nearby towns and cities:
691 km (430 mi) E of Lima (pop: 7,737,000)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 24 Aug 09:04 UTCM 7.0 / 616 kmPeru-Brazil Border RegionGFZ
Fri, 24 Aug 09:04 UTCM 7.0 / 651 km PERU-BRAZIL BORDER REGIONEMSC
Fri, 24 Aug 09:04 UTCM 6.2 / 610.4 kmPeru-Brazil Border RegionGeoAu
2018-08-24 04:04:06 -05:00 (24 Aug 09:04:06 UTC)M 7.1 / 609.5 km- 138km WNW of Iberia, PeruUSGS

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)

User reports for this quake (28)

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Bridgetown, Barbados (2963.1 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Cars were shaking in the streets, paintings on walls were moving, (reported through our app)
9516.8 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / not felt : PLEASE STAY ALERT PEOPLE.... DUTCHSINSE HAS ISSUED A SERIOUS WARNING ACROSS THE WORLD.. THIS IS THE DEEPEST QUAKE EVER RECORDED.. STAY SAFE STAY ALERT HAVE A BAG READY AND GOD BLESS
Staffordshire / not felt : Please! Major event beginning Watch for updates. Pack your bags. https://www.youtube.com/user/dutchsinse
Aquas calientes / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke up with light shaking. First time I experienced an earthquake so I wasn't sure if I dreamt it.
605.1 km S of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
2696.5 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
2988.8 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Cusco / Light shaking (MMI IV)
2511.4 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Kansas / not felt : PlEASE WATCH DUTCHSINSE YTUB TWITCH FOR EARTHQUAKE UPDATES FORCAST THIS ISNT OVER HAVE A PLAN LARGE DEEP EQ BRINGS LARGER SHALLOWER EQ
1027.7 km S of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
2766.1 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Campina Grande do Sul (2783.2 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I've heard a noise and I left to see what was happening. I see nothing. I went back my bed. After i received the message from the app (reported through our app)
308.9 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I am quite a heavy sleeper but I woke up as my hospital bed was moving as I thought someone was trying to wake me up. Asked the nurse if anyone else felt it and we all did.
Buenos Aires (2905.5 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
2478 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / not felt : EnCordoba no se sintio (reported through our app)
Manaus (1469.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
306.1 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Cusco city, jiron Urcos, urb. Progreso (309.2 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Cusco (305.3 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Aguas Calientes, Perú / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I am staying in a hotel on the 5th floor. Although I am not a light sleeper, I was awakened. The quakes was clearly felt and lasted for several seconds. I heard someone say "oh my God" through the walls.my roommate is a heavy sleeper and she did not wake up.
508.2 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Cusco (308 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : In bed, felt the slight swaying, maybe 4 or 5 seconds
cusco / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
352.6 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Iquique (Chile, 1021 km S of epicenter) : Vivo en un edificio, quinto piso, se sintió levemente (reported through EMSC)
Arequipa (Peru, 592 km S of epicenter) : First I thought I was dizzy, then I saw many things moving around. I was pretty long. (reported through EMSC)
Arica (Chile, 819 km S of epicenter) : Felt moderate to strong in Arica, Chile. (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 7.0 quake: Peru-Brazil Border Region, 24 Aug 2018 09:04

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 10 Mar 2019 08:24 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    118.1 km (73.4 mi) depth
    |
    184 km (114 mi) distance
    | USP | Details
  • 26 Aug 2018 19:58 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    642 km (398.9 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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Major mag. 7.0 earthquake - Peru-Brazil Border Region on Friday, 24 August 2018
 

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