Deep powerful earthquake jolts Pucallpa, Peru

Earthquake Report comment :
Powerful earthquake but very deep which decreases the impact a lot.
A III to IV MM will be felt in a very vast area, although Earthquake Report does not expect the earthquake to be dangerous. IV MM = light shaking.
Epicenter at a distance of only 70 km from Pucallpa (population 310,750). USGS estimates Pucallpa as a III MM
the earthquake occurred in the beginning of the afternoon (2:01 PM)
The heaviest recent earthquake in the area occurred at May 30 1990. 135 people lost their live. It measured M 6.5. The epicenter of this killing earthquake was more north.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : Mb 5.6
Friday, September 24, 2010 at 02:01:32 PM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 149 km
Geo-location(s) :
70 km (40 miles) NNE of Pucallpa, Peru
195 km (120 miles) W of Cruzeiro do Sul, Acre, Brazil
560 km (350 miles) NNE of LIMA, Peru

Links to important maps
USGS Did You Feel It Map
Google satellite map of the area showing the kind of terrain the earthquake took place
USGS Shaking map
USGS historic earthquakes map
USGS Pager map

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