Magnitude 7.5 - NORTHERN PERU

2005 September 26 01:55:39 UTC

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Magnitude7.5
Date-Time
Location 5.674°S, 76.409°W
Depth127.4 km (79.2 miles)
RegionNORTHERN PERU
Distances
75 km (45 miles) NE of Moyobamba, Peru
170 km (105 miles) ENE of Chachapoyas, Peru
645 km (400 miles) SSE of QUITO, Ecuador
715 km (445 miles) N of LIMA, Peru
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 4.5 km (2.8 miles); depth +/- 5 km (3.1 miles)
ParametersNST=280, Nph=280, Dmin=699.4 km, Rmss=0.91 sec, Gp= 25°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=6
Source
  • USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
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Felt Reports

Five people killed, at least 60 injured, about 70 percent of the houses destroyed and at least 200 buildings damaged at Lamas. Damage to buildings at Chachapoyas, Moyobamba and Tarapota. Felt (IV) at Cajamarca, Lima and Trujillo; (III) at Manta. Felt (VI) at Cuenca and Loja, (III) at Quito, Ecuador and (II) at Bogota, Colombia. Felt throughout Peru and Ecuador. Also felt in Amazonas and Rondonia, Brazil.

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