6.9 Earthquake Peru

Posted on October 29, 2011 • Filed under: Earthquake, Enviromental Issues, Peru, TRAVEL

The strong earthquake of 6.7 magnitude on the Richter scale that rocked the central coast of Peru left 83 people injured, two of them seriously, and caused serious damage to 35 homes of adobe in the Ica region, according the latest official data. Initial reports of the Civil Defense Institute (INDECI) was raised to 17 the number of wounded.A note from the Ministry of Health reported that up tonight, Friday, dozens of injured were treated at hospitals in Ica, Palpa, Ocucaje and Chincha. Read Article
Magnitude 6.9
Date-Time Friday, October 28, 2011 at 18:54:33 UTC
Friday, October 28, 2011 at 01:54:33 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 14.515°S, 76.009°W
Depth 23.9 km (14.9 miles)
Distances 51 km (31 miles) SSW of Ica, Peru
112 km (69 miles) S of Chincha Alta, Peru
201 km (124 miles) W of Puquio, Peru
288 km (178 miles) SSE of LIMA, Peru

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 16.5 km (10.3 miles); depth +/- 2.7 km (1.7 miles)
Parameters NST=507, Nph=517, Dmin=293.9 km, Rmss=1.12 sec, Gp= 50°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=8
Source Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

Event ID usb0006fv2
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