Massive earthquake - Near The Coast Of Central Peru on September 25, 2013

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Magnitude : 7.2

Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2013-09-25 12:11:07

GMT/UTC Time : 2013-09-25 17:11:07

Depth (Hypocenter)  : 20 km

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
PTWC Near The Coast Of Central Peru Sep 25 17:11 7.2 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
PTWC Near The Coast Of Central Peru Sep 25 16:48 6.8 33 MAP I Felt It
WCATWC Near Coast Of Peru Sep 25 16:43 7.2 19 MAP I Felt It
WCATWC Near Coast Of Peru Sep 25 16:43 6.8 33 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Near Coast Of Southern Peru Sep 25 16:42 7.0 40 MAP I Felt It
USGS Acari, Peru Sep 25 16:42 6.8 33 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Cusco - Was sitting in class and the chairs started vibrating and plants were swaying. Teacher herded us into the patio. Sense of tremor was brief, but sense of motion lasted several minutes.
  • USGS Acari, Peru Sep 25 16:42 7.0 40 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Peru Sep 25 16:42 7.1 40 MAP I Felt It
  • Lima, Peru - I was in my office during the quake. There was no damage at all but we could feel the walls and floor shaking.
  • San Isidro, Lima, Peru - 17 floor of bighrise. Building Swayed for 5-10 seconds.
  • Aplao/Majes/Arequipa - El temblor se sintio muy fuerte y largo
  • Lima, Peru - It began as a very weak shaking that was hardly noticeable, then it increased until it was almost moderately shaking, and then it stopped.
  • Andahuaylas - seemed to last for a while and possibly was 2 events. It set off car alarms.
  • Los Olivos, Lima - En calma ya que seguimos los procedimientos de seguridad, y luego comunicarme con familiares con msn
  • Arequipa, Peru - Was sitting at a desk inside, working at a computer. Felt floor shake. Recognized event as an earthquake immediately, but shaking was not very strong. Seemed to last for about 15-20 seconds.
  • Arequipa, Arequipa - Todo tranquilo, se sintió pero no ha pasado nada.
  • Lurin, Lima - it seemed to be a long earthquake. It started very weak and it was increasing on intensity.
  • Lima - Wasn't even big.
  • Huancavelica - Peru - Huancavelica esta enclavada entre Cerros que de alguna manera frenan a mi parecer la fuerza de estos eventos, me encontraba en el primer piso de mi casa en un primer momento sentí una suave sacudida no le di importancia pero luego de unos segundo me fije en un cuadro de en enfrente mio y al ver el el foco de la luz de mi sala que se movía con eso entre en cuenta que era un temblor. Se tiene que priorizar en los simulacros sísmicos que se dan cada mes aquí en Perú y que con esto lo valoramos
  • Arequipa, Peru - Living on the 4th floor of an apartment. Felt weak shaking that increased to a light shake. Lasted approximately 20 seconds.
  • Arequipa, Peru - long without sound
  • Miraflores, Lima. - Oficina de primer piso entre Avenida Arequipa y Santa Cruz, no se sintió absolutamente nada. Espero no hayan daños humanos que lamentar. Por favor, manténgannos informados.
  • Chincha Alta - Con los terremotos anteriores, hemos aprendido a reconocer que cuando es moderado y prolongado un sismo, estamos ante un Terremoto lejano, y así ha sucedido: a unos 430 Km de distania. Chincha Km 200 y Acari Km 630 de la Panamericana Sur, en el Perú
  • Lima - Just felt a little


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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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