12 people injured in strong earthquake in the Ica area, Peru

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Update 06:48 UTC : 12 people have been injured slightly as a result of this earthquake.
- Lucero Favio Altamirano (14) years - lacerations.
- Chavez Vasquez Jordan ( 10) years - laceration.
- Huarcaya Catalina Garcia ( 45) years - laceration.
- Triggerfish Bety Garcia (59 ) years - bone fracture of the humerus
- Luna Teófila Moron ( 39 ) years - laceration.
- Jovita Tello Vasquez (73 ) years - laceration.
- Zubialta Huarcaya Antonia (79 ) years - laceration.
- Valenzuela Jorge Huaman ( 75) years - laceration.
- Chacaliaza Joaquin Ramos ( 13) years - laceration.
- Camarca Victor Montoya (61 ) years - broken wrist.
- Juan Carlos Valdez Huaccha ( 30) years - cut eyebrow.
- Luis Briceno Espino ( 50) years - fell down the stairs.

There has not been significant structural damage reported.

Update 23:59 UTC : IGP Peru has updated the earthquake data. They are now reporting a Magnitude of 5.6 but at a depth of 36 km. About the same impact than during the first report. Intensity values : IV Ica, La tinguiña, Pisco, III

Update 23:55 UTC : In Ica 3 aftershocks have been felt so far. People in Ica are scared to enter their homes. In Nazca no aftershocks have been felt en people are returning to their houses.

Update 23:40 UTC : Sismo: Fecha Local:18/02/2014, Hora Local:18:35:52; Fecha
UTC:18/02/2014, Hora UTC:23:35:52; Magnitud:5.3 ML; Profundidad:26 Km;
Intensidad:III Ica, II Lima ; Referencia:86 Km al SO de Ica; Ver
Update 23:44 UTC : Based on the above data, ER considers that there is only a small chance of serious damage BUT data coming from other sources are less comforting. The epicenter reported by these agencies is below land in the greater Ica area. IGP Peru puts the epicenter in the ocean. Ica has gotten a lot of earthquakes and a few very strong ones, mostly with only material damage.
Update 23:51 UTC : landslides have been reported in the central road of San Mateo

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USGS data
11km (7mi) E of Santiago, Peru
17km (11mi) SE of Ica, Peru
78km (48mi) SE of Villa Tupac Amaru, Peru
80km (50mi) SE of San Clemente, Peru
281km (175mi) SSE of Lima, Peru

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 5.9

Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2014-02-18 18:35:55

GMT/UTC Time : 2014-02-18 23:35:55

Depth (Hypocenter)  : 54 km

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Santiago, Peru Feb 18 23:35 5.7 52 MAP
EMSC Near Coast Of Central Peru Feb 18 23:35 5.9 59 MAP
GEOFON Near Coast Of Peru Feb 18 23:35 5.9 54 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Lima - Fue una sacudida
  • Lima - building cracking noise 1-2 seg
  • Chincha - Muy fuerte y largo, paredes, piso y ventanas se movían......nada se rompió, no hay daños en inmuebles
  • Villa el Salvador - No damage, child on the roof did not even notice!
  • Lima - At the 17th floor, we felt a slight shake, and the cristal glasses were collapsing on each other.
  • Lima - Muy asustada porque fue extenso y ya tenemos malas experiencias con temblores fuertes.



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