Very strong deep and "harmless" earthquake below the Peru-Brazil border region

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Update November 25, 11:14 UTC :  The Brazilian press reports some minor damage

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Update 01:02 UTC : As said before in this report, deep earthquakes are felt in a much wider region than shallow earthquakes. Carlos Robles scanned the South-American press and reported the following felt it experiences :
Venezuela - felt in Aragua, Carabobo, Zulia, Cojedes and Caracas
http://www.panorama.com.ve/ciudad/Funvisis-sismo-de-75-que-sacudio-Peru-se-sintio-en-occidente-de-Venezuela-20151124-0102.html
Colombia -* Manizales, Pereira, Santander and Medellin, Barrancabermeja
http://www.elcolombiano.com/temblor-en-medellin-KX3176369
Ecuador - Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca, Azogues and Azuay.
http://www.eltiempo.com.ec/noticias-cuenca/172532-un-temblor-sacude-varias-ciudades-del-paa-s/*
+ of course Peru, Brazil and Chile

IMPORTANT UPDATE : FALSE ALERT - We were surprised seeing such a severe shaking map by USGS at this depth and the USGS has now rectified its shaking map and reduced the entire area as a WEAK SHAKING. In other words our initial estimate was right.
We have deleted the previous shaking map as people may have been confused by it.

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Update 22:56 UTC : The earthquake will have been felt in a wide radius of even +1000 km but only as a very weak shaking, even in the epicenter area.

Update 22:56 UTC : NOT dangerous at all at this depth. The hypocenter of this earthquake occurred in the hot solid mantle of the earth.

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175km (109mi) WNW of Iberia, Peru
248km (154mi) W of Cobija, Bolivia
250km (155mi) W of Brasileia, Brazil
270km (168mi) S of Tarauaca, Brazil
677km (421mi) ENE of Lima, Peru

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 7.5

Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2015-11-24 17:45:38

GMT/UTC Time : 2015-11-24 22:45:38

Depth (Hypocenter) : 592 km

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Peru-brazil Border Region Nov 24 23:55 4.5 617 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Iberia, Peru Nov 24 23:55 4.5 616 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Peru-brazil Border Region Nov 24 23:44 4.6 603 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Iberia, Peru Nov 24 23:44 4.6 595 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Central Peru Nov 24 23:44 4.6 598 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Central Peru Nov 24 23:31 5.4 619 MAP
EMSC Central Peru Nov 24 23:31 5.4 619 MAP I Felt It INFO
PTWC Nov 24 22:53 6.9 0 MAP
GEOFON Peru-brazil Border Region Nov 24 22:50 7.6 610 MAP
EMSC Central Peru Nov 24 22:50 7.6 631 MAP
USGS Iberia, Peru Nov 24 22:50 7.6 611 MAP I Felt It INFO
WCATWC Peru-brazil Border Region Nov 24 22:46 6.9 588 MAP
USGS Iberia, Peru Nov 24 22:45 7.6 600 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Peru-brazil Border Region Nov 24 22:45 7.5 592 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Lima - 9th floor of hotel light shaking.
  • Cusco - Various aftershocks
  • Iquique chile - Senti 3 temblores uno mas fuerte que los otros
  • Lima - Schwaches Schütteln im 6. Stock
  • Lima - 2 repeticiones leves algo prolongadas.
  • Lima - Schwaches Schüttelm im 6. Stock
  • RIO BRANCO - OK
  • Pucallpa - My house shook strongly 3 times.
  • Cusco - No structural damage but felt strong enough for our office to evacuate. Hanging boards and pictures on walls swinging, cars and lamp poles visibly shaking outside.
  • Cusco - J'ai ressenti des tremblements alors que j'étais dans mon lit, une amie était dans la ville de Cusco lorsque les gens on prit des mesures de sécurité en évacuant des bâtiments. Mais heureusement la secousse était faible, et quasiment à 2 grosses reprises. Aucuns dégâts à déclarer pour l'instant.
  • Arequipa - I felt the slight shaking approximately 3 times. It was obvious it was an earthquake and I didn´t know if it was a lead up to something bigger. I will just say that it concerned me enough that I put my shoes on just in case.
  • EMSC Peru-brazil Border Region Nov 24 22:45 7.6 636 MAP
    USGS Iberia, Peru Nov 24 22:45 6.9 592 MAP


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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
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    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.
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    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
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    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.
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    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) ?
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    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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