Powerful very deep earthquake in Southern Peru

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Earthquake Report comment :
The epicenter of this earthquake was in the middle of the Cuzco, Lake Titicaca area. With a depth of 177 km a lot of people should have felt a very weak tremor.  As it happened in the middle of the Peruvian and Bolivian night, most people will have slept through it.
GDACS has issued a GREEN earthquake report shortly after the earthquake occurred = very limited chance on damage and/or injuries.
Closest villages are Carmi and Santa Rosa.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : Mi 5.9
Monday, September 13, 2010 at 02:15:49 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 177 km
Geo-location(s) :
125 km (80 miles) NW of Juliaca, Peru
160 km (100 miles) NW of Puno, Peru
175 km (110 miles) SE of Cusco (Cuzco), Peru

Links to important maps
Google satellite map of the area showing the kind of terrain the earthquake took place
USGS Shaking map
USGS historic earthquakes map
USGS Pager map
GDACS Green Earthquake Alert (Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System)

* GDACS (Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System) provides near real-time alerts about natural disasters around the world.  GDACS is a Joint Initiative of the United Nations and the European Commission

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Earthquakes list September 9, 2010

M 4.3      2010/09/09 21:26   Depth 105.4 km     PERU-ECUADOR BORDER REGION
Light earthquake on a safe depth

M 4.0      2010/09/09 21:22   Depth 33.1 km     CRETE, GREECE

Epicenter in the trench on a safe distance of Crete.

M 4.7      2010/09/09 17:15   Depth 33.5 km     BALLENY ISLANDS REGION
On a stress line in the Ocean between Antarctica and New Zealand. The Australian plate is pulling away from the Antarctic plate/

M 5.2      2010/09/09 10:31   Depth 10 km     REYKJANES RIDGE
In the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean

M 5.4      2010/09/09 07:42    Depth 517.4  km    BANDA SEA
Too deep to create damage or injuries

M 6.1      2010/09/09 07:28    Depth 17.6 km      OFFSHORE BIO-BIO, CHILE
Read our extensive report (Click on this paragraph)

M 4.5      2010/09/09 05:49   Depth 506.2 km     FIJI REGION
Very deep in the mantle of the earth. Epicenter amids a number of small islands.

M 4.9      2010/09/09 04:18   Depth 22.4 km      NORTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND
Epicenter in the same area as yesterday. Serious shock, but people in this area are used to this kind of quakes.

M 5.3      2010/09/09 03:41   Depth 28.6 km      STATE OF YAP, FED. STATES OF MICRONESIA
Big distance from the nearest atolls.

M 4.3      2010/09/09 01:12   Depth 577.9 km      CHINA-RUSSIA-NORTH KOREA BORDER REGION
Moderate deep earthquake

M 4.6      2010/09/09 01:03   Depth 14.9 km      IZU ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

Except some underwater volcanoes (see link), nobody in the area

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This earthquake list covers minor and major earthquakes in the world.
If a more detailed page is present, the earthquake line will be linked to the detailed page.
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The page is regularly updated to add new earthquakes.
green color = NOT dangerous for damage or injuries
orange color = MODERATE risk for damage or injuries
red color = CONSIDERABLE risk for damage or injuries

QuakeSOS has been developed to help actively people who are caught in an earthquake + delivers "Earthquake Report" information on your iPhoneQuakeSOS is a FREE iPhone application developed by Armand Vervaeck, the creator and main contributor to Earthquake Report. The Application simplifies immediate group communication to friends and family members (with your exact GPS location) and is constantly feeding the users with “Earthquake Report” news. Together with your own family and friends, QuakeSOS will be your closest earthquake friend.

In memory of the victims of August 24, 19XX – Taiwan and Peru

Provinces of the Ica region in Peru (Map)

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M 6.8  24-08-1927   Depth 35 km   Taiwan – killing 11 people

At the time of the earthquake Taiwan was known as Formosa, a province of China. Huge damage and 11 people killied when a powerful
earthquake with a Magnitude of 6.8 struck the city of Tainan.

M 8.2  24-08-1942   Depth 35 km   Peru – killing 30 people

At 17:51 hours an earthquake struck the boundary area of the departments of Ica and Arequipa, situated between the 14° and 16°S parallels. Intensity IX MM (Modified Mercalli scale), felt in an area of some 18,000 km2, where great destruction occurred. Thirty people were killed by the collapse of dwelling houses and 25 were injured for various reasons.
It was felt with an intensity of III-IV on the same scale in an elliptical area of 408,000 km2 which took in the city of Huaraz on the north, Cerro de Pasco and Oxapampa on the NE, Cuzco on the east, and Moquegua on the south.

The effects on structures were noteworthy in the epicentral area. It is estimated that 30% of the buildings in the city of Nazca suffered total ruin. The neighboring towns of Acarí and Jacquí were reduced to rubble. The damage extended to the towns of Quicacha and Atiquipa, and was pronounced at Palpa. In the city of Caravelí only buildings of recent construction withstood the shock. The heavy cupola of the Church of the Lord of Luren, in Ica, collapsed, various slight damage was reported in the houses of that city, as in those of Pisco and Chinchas.

The Cordilleran towns of Coracora, Huancapi, and others suffered some damage. In the port of Chala the shaking reached such violence that several people were thrown to the ground when they lost their footing; a witness tells: “The houses rocked like a boat tossed by a storm.” The Hotel de Turistas in this place suffered crackings of its walls. Father to the SE the tower of the Cathedral in Arequipa leaned somewhat after the strong shaking. . According to the majority of the people, the shocked lasted more than a minute.

“In memory of” is highlighting deadly earthquakes of the past.
People have forgotten a lot of these human tragedies.
We @ Earthquake Report are hopeful that people in these countries and cities will learn from their history and will make sure that they are building Earthquake Proof houses and that they know what to do when the earth will be shaking again.

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Earthquakes list August 12, 2010

Useful information to read this daily earthquake list
This earthquake list covers minor and major earthquakes  in the world.
If a more detailed page is present, the earthquake line will be linked to the detailed page.
For your comfort, we will provide in most cases Google Satellite Map links to give you an idea where the earthquake struck, which terrain it happened and if villages or cities are located in the immediate vicinity.
The page is regularly updated to add new quakes.
Minor earthquakes are earthquakes without or with little damage risk.  In most cases these earthquakes have a Magnitude smaller than M 5.0 OR earthquakes with an hypocenter (depth) of more than 100 km OR earthquakes up to M 5.9 with an epicenter far away from populated areas.
The reference for the time zone is UTC (Coordinated Universal Time)

M 4.0  2010-08-12   15:51  Depth 1 km   KAZAKHSTAN-XINJIANG BORDER REG.
Same area and also here …  spectacular glaciers

M 4.3  2010-08-12   15:23  Depth 80 km  KAZAKHSTAN-XINJIANG BORDER REG.
Epicenter in the middle of an incredible glacier landscape.  To deep to be felt well, unless you where walking on the glacier !

M 5.2      2010/08/12 12:53  Depth 35 km      VANUATU
Aftershock of the M 7.3 Vanuatu earthquake from August 10

M 6.9      2010/08/12 11:54  Depth 190 km      ECUADOR
Click on the link for extensive coverage

M 4.7      2010/08/12 09:46  Depth 15 km      GREECE
Shallow light quake with epicenter 30 km of Ioannina (pop. 64,000) and 6 km from Paramithia (pop 2,568)

M 5.3      2010/08/12 08:56  Depth 35 km      VANUATU
Again an aftershock of the M 7.3 Vanuatu earthquake from August 10

M 4.8      2010/08/12 04:48:35  Depth 637 km FIJI REGION
Very  deep hypocenter = no impact on the neighboring islands

M 4.9      2010/08/12 02:56:02 Depth 35 km     VANUATU (aftershock)
This is an aftershock of the M 7.3 Vanuatu earthquake from August 10

M 4.3      2010/08/12 02:23:05 Depth 4 km     WESTERN TURKEY
Light earthquake in an unpopulated area

M 5.0      2010/08/12 01:24:19 Depth 43 km     CENTRAL PERU
No villages in a wide area around the epicenter

QuakeSOS has been developed to help actively people who are caught in an earthquake + delivers "Earthquake Report" information on your iPhoneQuakeSOS is a FREE  iPhone application developed by Armand Vervaeck, the creator and main contributor to Earthquake Report.  The Application simplifies immediate group communication to friends and family members (with your exact GPS location) and is constantly feeding the users with “Earthquake Report” news. Together with your own family and friends, QuakeSOS will be your closest earthquake friend.

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