Massive earthquake - Northern Peru - May 26, 2019

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Magnitude : 8

Local Time (conversion only below land) : Unknown

GMT/UTC Time : 2019-05-26 07:41:06

Depth (Hypocenter) : 103 km

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Lagunas, Peru May 26 07:41 8.0 109 MAP
USGS Lagunas, Peru May 26 07:41 7.5 105 MAP
GEOFON Northern Peru May 26 07:41 8.0 103 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Jauja - 30 seconds, no damage
  • Lima - Light shaking
  • Lima - Light shaking
  • Cuenca - Weak shaking
  • Chupaca - 2:44 Peru time, woke up to bed shaking back and forth, posters fell off wall, whole neighborhood woke up. Location: Manzanares, Concepcion, Junín, Peru.
  • Letícia - Wood houses built on water moving
  • Bogota - Light shaking
  • Lima - Woke up to beds shaking. Lasted a couple minutes although no one seemed to feel it outside when we peered out the window.
  • La Perla - I was having a weird dream then woke up and felt my bed was shaking slowly
  • Lima - Everything in my condo was swaying on my wall or ceiling for a few minutes
  • Malacatos - It lasted a very long time. At least a minute. It was a long, shaking rumble. Instead of being over, it got worse, and worse, and much louder. A few items were knocked to the ground. There are cracks in the walls. It was strong enough that I staggered when walking.
  • Huanchaco - 30 seconds , no damages
  • Quito - Moderate shaking
  • Iquitos - Tourist in Iquitos from EastCoast of United States. Never been through an earthquake and was woken up. Happened around 02:45 on May 26, 2019. Was woken from sleep. Building shaking. Light fixtures moving. Visibly noticable items moving in toom. Uneasy feeling after from upset stomach-mostly nerves.
  • Lima - Lasted about 1.5 min
  • Latacunga - No damaged property that I can see. Lights flickered in the building. Dogs going crazy outside. Enough shaking to wake me up.
  • Lima - I felt shaking
  • Lima - I was sitting on my throne (if you know what I mean) and suddenly the shaking started so I got up and went out as fast as a pig.
  • Miraflores - Staying on the 7th floor of a newer hotel. Shaking and rolling lasted a long time, about a minute
  • Cuenca - Occurring at 2:30 or so in the morning, the shaking woke the household up and we all huddled underneath a door frame. The shaking lasting for 20 seconds are so with no damages.
  • Cuenca - I felt it very well. It started weaker but then it became stronger. It took a long time.
  • Lima - Woke us from bed, last about 90 sec, hangers in closet we’re knocking about, son said he felt like he was on a subway
  • Manaus - It lasted for a good few minutes. I live in the 18th floor and I went downstairs. I'm still downhere since this isn't what I signed for.
  • Lima - It felt like heavy machinery around us, the longest quake in years.
  • Vilcabamba - seemed to be a couple of minutes. no damage no damage.
  • Lima - It felt moderate but lasted a long time, a minute or so. Why is there no duration record on any earthquake report...?
  • Cajamarca urbe. San Luis - About 2minutes , Cajamarca urb. San Luis 2.35am
  • Lima - Woke at 2:41 to the rattling of our French doors to the balcony as it sounded like a typhoon was coming through the city. Went to the bathroom and put both hands on the walls and it felt like I was spinning (that felling of hitting the pillow after a few too many drinks!)
  • Iquitos - Niet eerder meegemaakt. Kamer schudde heftig gedurende misschien 2 minuten. Donker diep geluid, verlichting ging uit. Hartslag nog niet onder controle. Pff
  • LIMA - Lima 2:41 AM , It felt like M 5.5, Moderate Shaking lasted almost two minutes. Scary experience. When I learned the epicenter was far from Lima, in the jungles of Peru, I relaxed. For Lima city,The Replicas normally happens when you live near the epicenter and the tsunami happens when the earthquake epicenter are in the Ocean. I hope there are no more earthquakes here! Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
  • Lima - At 13th hotel floor in miraflores, I woke up with bed shaking. When stepping up, could feel the building moving back and forth as well.
  • Santo Domingo - The shaking had to have been a good minute!
  • Cuenca - I live on the 6th floor so shaking is more intense.

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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) ?
    People
    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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