Sunday, May 26, 2019

8.0R in Northern Peru

An 8.0R earthquake has just been reported  in Northern Peru.
The temor hit at 8.41am UK time in the Pacaua Samiria National Reserve Park.
The quake struck around 180 km east of the town on of Moyobamba, the capital of the San Martín region in northern Peru, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS)
It is also understood to have reached a depth of around 105 km.
The earthquake was originally registered as a 7.5 magnitude tremor, but has since been upgraded to a 8.0 quake on the Richter Scale.

An 8.0 magnitude earthquake is incredibly powerful and can be felt 150 miles away from the epicentre. We have no reports yet about damages.
Below see that a strong earthquake was expected according to FDL method we have published in the Peru calendar, as shown below. (Acc. +-1). Just above you can see the predicted stresses in the Peru area and we have encircled the hot spot which gave in the epicenter. The coordinate difference is less than 1 degree. Superb!

MagnitudeMw 8.0
Date time2019-05-26 07:41:12.5 UTC
Location5.78 S ; 75.18 W
Depth100 km
Distances659 km SE of Guayaquil, Ecuador / pop: 1,953,000 / local time: 02:41:12.5 2019-05-26
200 km E of Moyobamba, Peru / pop: 44,300 / local time: 02:41:12.5 2019-05-26
82 km SE of Lagunas, Peru / pop: 9,200 / local time: 02:41:12.5 2019-05-26

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