Last Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013

Very Strong earthquake near Acari, Peru injures 26

Update September 26, 2013
The news that 3 miners who were reported killed in the 4 horas mine in Caraveli (as reported by the authorities) is false. They were found alive as the management of the company reported later.
At least 12 miners got injured in this mine. Another 14 people got injured in Caraveli.

Related post: Natural calamities in Peru in 2013

M 7.0 very strong earthquake in Southern Peru today has claimed lives of three people, local medias reported.

At least six people have been injured in a house collapse in Paucar del  Sara Sara in Ayacucho.

Several schools in Acari, Palca, Lucanas province have been damaged.

Landslides have blocked several roads including Panamericana road and Pausa-Oyolo in Ayacucho.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located 50 km S of Acari and 502 km SSE of Lima. It was 24.9 miles deep.

The Peru earthquake of September 25, 2013, occurred near the thrust-interface at the boundary between the South America plate and the subducting Nazca plate, USGS said. The region within 250 km of the epicenter of the today's earthquake have experienced seventeen previous earthquakes of magnitude 6 and larger since 1973.

Yesterday magnitude 7.7 earthquake in Pakistan killed hundreds of people.

16:42 UTC (local time  2013-09-25 11:42 @ epicenter)

Shaking Intensity (MMI)
VI (Strong): Yauca, Lomas, Chala, Atiquipa and San Juan.
V (Moderate): Acari
IV (Light): Ica and Chincha Alta.
III (Weak): Ayacucho, Abancay and Cusco

Epicenter Location
50 km S of Acari, Peru
95 km SE of Minas de Marcona, Peru
123 km SSE of Nazca, Peru
137 km SSW of Puquio, Peru
502 km SSE of Lima, Peru

Original post: Natural Disasters List September 25, 2013

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