6.9 magnitude earthquakes shakes Peruvian coastline south of Lima

October 28, 2011LIMA A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck southern Peru Friday, the USGS said. The depth of the earthquake was 34.9 km (21.7 miles). The quake, which was centered 31 miles south of the coastal city Ica, shook buildings in Peru’s capital Lima. The epicenter of the earthquake was 51 km (31 miles) SSW of Ica, Peru and 288 km (178 miles) SSE of LIMA, Peru. It is the fourth major earthquake to rattle the globe in five days. –The Extinction Protocol
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7 Responses to 6.9 magnitude earthquakes shakes Peruvian coastline south of Lima

  1. Alvin, can you tell us what is going on in Oklahoma City, OK? I know these aren’t strong quakes, but isn’t this a bit unusual for them?

    MAG 2.5 2011/10/23 05:44:01 DEPTH 5.0 OKLAHOMA CITY URBAN AREA, OKLAHOMA
    MAG 3.5 2011/10/28 09:18:46 DEPTH 5.0 OKLAHOMA CITY URBAN AREA, OKLAHOMA
    MAG 3.3 2011/10/28 06:24:58 DEPTH 5.0 OKLAHOMA CITY URBAN AREA, OKLAHOMA

    Also, I see that Alaska is still shaking quite a bit.

    MAG 5.8 2011/10/25 03:24:52 DEPTH 59.2 FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
    MAG 5.5 2011/10/28 01:35:30 DEPTH 53.3 FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
    MAG 4.8 2011/10/28 18:19:50 DEPTH 101.5 FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA

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  2. luisport says:

    BreakingNews Breaking News
    Update: No tsunami watch, warning in effect after 6.9 earthquake near Peru; Reuters reports buildings shook in Lima http://1.usa.gov/jyngoJ
    há 51 minutos » BreakingNews Breaking News
    Magnitude 6.9 earthquake near the coast of central Peru – USGS http://on.doi.gov/vePHha
    há 57 minutos

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  3. luisport says:

    Update : Panicked people rushed into the streets. The earthquake was well felt in Lima too

    Update : Earthquake-report.com is labeling this earthquake as EXTREMELY DANGEROUS

    Update : USGS has calculated that the max. MMI is VII (very strong shaking) which will be experienced by 373 people, however 334,000 people will have felt a strong shaking

    Update : Ica is a city with 709,556 inhabitants (latest cencus)

    Update : The earthquake happened roght on the coastline near Ica, Peru

    http://earthquake-report.com/2011/10/28/very-strong-dangerous-earthquake-in-peru/

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  4. luisport says:

    Important Update : The IGP informed that the feeling percibed by the people was like the one of 2007 and damage is reported in Palpa,Ica.
    Hernan Tavara…… pointed that the sectors of Ica,Nazca and Palpa in the center-south were the most shaked.
    The earthquake make landslides in the coast, power outages, and problems with the cellphone service.
    …..
    Local authorities informed that most of the houses have cracks and that there were sea level changes.
    The sea withdraw 10 meters from the coast of San Andres.

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  5. luisport says:

    Update : The earthquake was also felt in Ecuador and Brasil

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  6. Luca says:

    Incredible! Fourth major earthquake in five days. I’m scared of earthquakes.

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