Get our newsletter!
Check out our volcano tours on!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - app for iPhone & iPad

Guaranteed tours:
1-19 Sep 2019: Kamchatka - Land of Colors - Kamchatka (Russia)
3-18 Sep 2019: From Krakatau to Bali - Java (Indonesia)
21-28 Sep 2019: Pearl of the Aegean - Santorini - Santorini Island (Greece)
2-18 Nov 2019: Volcanoes and Spices - N-Sulawesi + Halmahera (Indonesia)
17-21 Nov 2019: Krakatau Volcano Special - Krakatau volcano (Indonesia)
17-30 Nov 2019: Desert, salt and volcanoes - Danakil desert (Ethiopia)
9-17 May 2020: From Stromboli to Etna - Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out
Interactive map of latest earthquakes and active volcanoes in the world

Support us?

Maintaining the volcano and earthquake news sections on this website, the free Volcano Webcams tool and interactive map widget is a free-time, both time- and server cost intensive effort.
If you find the information useful and would like to support us, and help keep it alive and improve it, please consider making a small donation (PayPal).

Online cc payment
Thank you!
Random pictures

Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - 69km SW of La Union, Peru on Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Light mag. 4.9 earthquake  - 69km SW of La Union, Peru on Tuesday, 13 August 2019
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 30.1 to 32.8 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 32.8 to 32.1 km.
Aug 18 13:52: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 4.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 32.1 to 12.4 km.
Date & time: Tuesday, 13 August 2019 15:50 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2019-08-13 10:50:01 -05:00
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 12.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.2035°S / 77.3101°W (Peru)
Nearest volcano: Cerro Auquihuato (701 km)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.4*10^12 J (392 MWh / 338 tons of TNT) [learn more]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience with us and submit a short "I felt it" report.
You can use your GPS or device location as well to show where you were during the earthquake.
- thank you.

Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 13 Aug 2019
Tue, 13 Aug 15:50 UTCM 5.0 / 30 kmNear Coast Of Central PeruEMSC

"I felt it" reports:
Lima / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Lima (215.3 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): 3 seconds shaking (via app)
Manta (1095.4 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / not felt(via app)
LIMA / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Huaraz / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Surco (215.5 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
lima / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
(209.3 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Lima, Peru / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Comas (Peru) (197 km S from epicenter)(no details): Vibraron las puertas y ventanas, duración de unos 6 segundos (via EMSC)
Villa María del Triunfo (Peru) (220 km S from epicenter)(no details): Suave y corto (via EMSC)


More on VolcanoDiscovery:

Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.