Magnitude: 8.6M
Time: 02-11-1716
Country: PERU

PERU

This earthquake was recorded at a focal depth of 50km below the ground in Peru on 02-11-1716, where it released a sizeable amount of seismic energy and reached a magnitude of 8.6 on the richter scale. Considering this quake occurred 50km 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 10. An earthquake of this magnitude would likely be causing destruction to well-built wooden structures; most masonry and frame structures with foundations would be destroyed. Expect rails to be bent, bridges detroyed, and loss of life.
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Surface Geology

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Peru-Ecuador Cretaceous Almacen - porphyry copper
Cretaceous plutons, mostly calc-alkaline diorites and tonalites, principally of the Coastal batholith and smaller batholiths.
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Eocene-Oligocene to late Miocene-Pliocene-Pleistocene Outer Melanesian magmatic arc and Melanesian borderlands in the Solomon Islands

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Earthquake Stats
region_code 160
focal_depth 50
eq_mag_unk 8.6
intensity 10
year 1716
id 1201
location_name PERU
eq_primary 8.6
time 02-11-1716
latitude -13.700
longitude -76.000
country PERU

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