Sunday, January 14, 2018

Strong 7.1 earthquake jolts Peru, more than a dozen missing ( local time: 04:18)

Strong 7.1 earthquake jolts Peru
A strong magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck the coast of southern Peru on Sunday morning, leaving two dead, 17 missing and several dozen injured, while causing homes and roads to collapse.

The quake hit offshore at 4:18 a.m. local time (0918 GMT) at a depth of around 36 km (22.4 miles), the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. Its epicenter was in the Pacific Ocean 40 km from the town of Acari.

  • Magnitude Mw 7.1

Date time 2018-01-14 09:18:45.9 UTC
Location 15.73 S ; 74.61 W

  • Depth 41 km

Distances 484 km SE of Lima, Peru / pop: 7,738,000 / local time: 04:18:45.9 2018-01-14
220 km SE of Ica, Peru / pop: 247,000 / local time: 04:18:45.9 2018-01-14
33 km S of Acarí, Peru / pop: 4,500 / local time: 04:18:45.9 2018-01-14

1 comment:

  1. A huge earthquake off south-western Peru's Pacific coast has killed at least one person and injured at least 65, as buildings collapsed.
    The magnitude 7.1 tremor struck at 04:18 local time (09:18 GMT), at a depth of 36km (22 miles), 40km south-west of Acari (population 4,445).
    President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said rescue teams were on their way to verify the extent of the damage,
    The areas affected are mainly rural and blocked roads are slowing down aid.
    Early reports that 17 people were missing at a collapsed mine were later discounted.


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