Magnitude: 5.3M
Time: 10-01-2005 T22:19:51
Country: PERU

PERU:MOQUEGUA

This earthquake was recorded at a focal depth of 20km below the ground in Peru on 10-01-2005 T22:19:51, where it released a sizeable amount of seismic energy and reached a magnitude of 5.3 on the richter scale. Considering this quake occurred 20km under the surface, it is best classified as a deep geologic event. 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.
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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

Related USGS Publications

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



Latest Earthquake Events

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Earthquake Measurement
earthquake scale

Earthquake Stats
region_code 160
eq_mag_ml 5.4
total_houses_destroyed 300
eq_mag_mb 5.3
focal_depth 20
year 2005
id 6777
location_name PERU:MOQUEGUA
total_damage_description 1
damage_description 1
eq_primary 5.3
total_houses_destroyed_description 3
time 10-01-2005 T22:19:51
latitude -16.635
injuries 10
houses_destroyed 300
total_injuries 10
houses_destroyed_description 3
total_injuries_description 1
longitude -70.794
country PERU
injuries_description 1

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