Massive deep earthquake shakes Peru near the Brazilian border - 20 injured

Earthquake overview : A very strong - magnitude 7.0 -  but deep earthquake struck Peru close to the Brazilian border. Due to its depth - 145.1 km (90.2 miles) - it was felt on a very wide scale as far as Ecuador.
Read also : Understanding the massive 7.0 Peru / Brazil earthquake (August 24 2011)

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Landslide in Peru - image courtesy: La Republica

The quake struck on Wednesday, August 24 at 17:46 UTC ( 12:46 PM local time). It was previously registered as a magnitude 6.8 quake but later recalculated as a magnitude 7.0. Due to it's depth - 145.1 km (90 miles) it was felt on a wide scale, even in some nearby countries like Ecuador. Telephone and power lines were down for a while near the epicenter area, where the shaking was more severe. It was very well felt in LIMA, the capital of PERU, approximately 550 km ( 350 miles) from the epicenter. A felt report from there says "“I was at the office in san isidro in a 5th floor. No noise at all but it waved, we all were evacuated. After 30 minutes we all went back to work.But my husband was in my house in La Molina and he felt a moderate to strong shaking and very noisy.” Local authorities said that the mining and energy operations were not affected. Later there were some injuries reported from

Chandigarh, where two people suffered injuries after their house collapsed. Also 18 injuries reported from Cockaigne schools where students panicked and they were running out of their classes. A few of them suffered serious injuries and they are still in the hospital (Miluska Gonzáles Sánchez - 14 / Magaly Hinostroza Rodrígue - 14 / Yamini Rivas Lino - 12 years old).

Between the towns affected by the quake are: Chacaybamba, Uchubamba where people were isolated because phone lines were down in the area. In Monoramba the quake caused a landslide and left residents without power and communication possibilities. Another landslide was reported from Maracana. According to a local paper, La Republica, a woman died of nerve crisis during the shake. Her identity is unknown.

The earthquake was followed by a magnitude 5.3 aftershock  at 18:16:51 UTC (01:16:51 PM at the epicenter), depth 128.5 km (79.8 miles).

"I Have Felt It" reports as received by
MMI values (if indicated) after the text (III: Weak shaking, IV Light shaking, V Moderate shaking, VI Strong shaking, VII Very Strong shaking)
Peru - I was walking in the jungle at the rio calleria when there was a loud roar like a plane. Everything moved, trees swayed and some crashed.Some boats got swamped by the waves and the bees came out angrily. - MMI V

EMSC 'I have felt it' reports
Lima (Peru) (569 km SW from epicenter) - I was at the business class lounge at the Lima airport and everything shook in a slow, sideways manner
Gualaceo (Ecuador) (705 km NW from epicenter) - I was laying down, and the dog became restless.  He came over to me, and just then, the couch and the floor lamp swayed back and forth a few times, but nothing actually fell.  No doubt that it was an earthquake, though.  And the time of the quake in Peru is exactly correct.
Rio Branco (Brazil) (779 km E from epicenter) - O prédio é de 12 andares e queremos saber se temos que esperar por uma onda pior.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : 7.0
UTC Time :  17:46:11 UTC
Local time at epicenter : 12:46:11 PM
Depth (Hypocenter) : 145.1 km (90.2 miles)
Geo-location(s) : 7.644°S, 74.506°W

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 Human impact map
USGS Historic earthquakes maps
USGS Seismic hazard map

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