Magnitude: 7.9M
Time: 12-26-1906 T06:53:28
Country: PERU

PERU:OFFSOUTHCOAST

This earthquake was recorded at a focal depth of 33km below the ground in Peru on 12-26-1906 T06:53:28, where it released a sizeable amount of seismic energy and reached a magnitude of 7.9 on the richter scale. Considering this quake occurred 33km under the surface, it is best classified as a deep geologic event. 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

Underlying geological composition for the surrounding area.

Chile-Peru Paleocene-Eocene Toquepala - porphyry copper
Paleocene and Eocene mostly calc-alkaline plutons. Includes the Toquepala volcanics and coeval porphyry plutons (Peru), and rhyolite domes, dacite pyroclastics, and associated calderas (Chile).
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

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70174954 - 2016 - The Iquique earthquake sequence of April 2014: Bayesian modeling accounting for prediction uncertainty
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Earthquake Measurement
earthquake scale

Earthquake Stats
region_code 160
focal_depth 33
year 1906
eq_mag_ms 7.9
id 2798
location_name PERU:OFFSOUTHCOAST
eq_primary 7.9
time 12-26-1906 T06:53:28
latitude -18.000
longitude -71.000
country PERU

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