Magnitude: 5.1M
Time: 09-28-2014 T02:35:19
Country: PERU

PERU:PARUROPROVINCE

This earthquake was recorded at a focal depth of 10km below the ground in Peru on 09-28-2014 T02:35:19, where it released a sizeable amount of seismic energy and reached a magnitude of 5.1 on the richter scale. Considering this quake occurred 10km under the surface, it is best classified as a deep geologic event. Earthquake intensity was also measured using the Mercalli intensity scale which quantifies the severity of shaking felt by the quake. On a scale of 1 (barely sensed) to 12 (completely devastating), this quake had an intensity of 7. An earthquake of this magnitude would likely be felt by all folks and causing a lot of panic. Damage to buildings of good design and construction would be negligible. There would be slight to moderate damage in well-built ordinary structures; Considerable damage would be experienced in poorly built or badly designed structures. Quakes can often be deadly, and this event occurred in a populated area claiming 8 souls and destroying 106 structures.
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Surface Geology

Underlying geological composition for the surrounding area.

Peru Eocene–Oligocene Antapaccay - porphyry copper
Eocene to Oligocene mostly calc-alkaline plutons, including epizonal plutons intruding abundant volcanic-arc lava flows and breccias; equivalent to rocks in tracts SA10a,bPC and SA12PC.
Peru-Ecuador Cretaceous Almacen - porphyry copper
Cretaceous plutons, mostly calc-alkaline diorites and tonalites, principally of the Coastal batholith and smaller batholiths.
Outer Melanesian Arc II - Melanesia Area - porphyry copper
Eocene-Oligocene to late Miocene-Pliocene-Pleistocene Outer Melanesian magmatic arc and Melanesian borderlands in the Solomon Islands



Latest Earthquake Events

Recent Earthquake activity from around the globe.



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Earthquake Measurement
earthquake scale

Earthquake Stats
region_code 160
total_houses_destroyed 106
focal_depth 10
total_deaths 8
intensity 7
total_deaths_description 1
year 2014
total_houses_damaged_description 3
eq_mag_mw 5.1
id 10118
location_name PERU:PARUROPROVINCE
total_damage_description 1
damage_description 1
deaths 8
eq_primary 5.1
total_houses_destroyed_description 3
time 09-28-2014 T02:35:19
latitude -13.843
injuries 6
houses_destroyed 106
total_injuries 6
houses_destroyed_description 3
houses_damaged_description 3
total_injuries_description 1
longitude -71.695
country PERU
deaths_description 1
injuries_description 1

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