Last Updated: Sunday, November 4, 2012

Moderate earthquake shakes Lima, Peru today


Disaster Report: M 4.9 moderate earthquake shakes Central Peru today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
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Update
Magnitude 5.4 moderate earthquake in Southern Peru with epicenter located 11 km N of Lluta. The earthquake occurred at 06:37 UTC (local time 01:37 AM).
Epicenter location
11 km (6 miles) N of Lluta, Peru
74 km (45 miles) NW of Arequipa, Peru
108 km (67 miles) NE of Camana, Peru
123 km (76 miles) N of Mollendo, Peru

Update
Following USGS felt report, light to weak shaking was experienced by the people of Jauja, Concepcion, Huancayo, La Oroya and Lima (Lima Provincias).

M 4.9 moderate earthquake shakes Central Peru today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. It was 53.1 miles deep.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located 54 km W Huancayo and 149 km E Lima.

Peru lies above the convergent boundary where the Nazca Plate is subducting beneath the South American Plate at a rate of 61 mm per year. The 1746 Lima-Callao earthquake killed 5,941 people.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
01:52 UTC (local time Saturday, November 03, 2012 at 08:52 PM @ epicenter)


Epicenter location

54 km WNW from Huancayo, Peru
149 km E from LIMA, Peru
171 km NNE from Chincha Alta, Peru

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