M 5.6 in Peru on 11 Aug 2017 21:45 UTC

Event summary

This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.6M
Depth: 41 Km
Lat/Lon: -16.2978 , -73.4742
Event Date: 11 Aug 2017 21:45 UTC
Exposed Population: About 80000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000a7gq
Inserted at: 11 Aug 2017 23:51 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity: 4.6 (PER)

Gdacs Score

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMax Intensity (MMI*)Pop [100 km or MMI 9-7]Tsunami risk (max height)Delay (hh:mm)Source
1177097 0.03 11 Aug 2017 21:45 5.6M, 34.74km N/A 80 thousand 00:18 NEIC
1177099 0.05 11 Aug 2017 21:45 5.6M, 41km 4.46 80 thousand 02:06 NEIC

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Peru , Department of Arequipa (population 1,079,500) . The nearest places are La Bodega, Cerro de Arena, El Desaire, Puerto Atico, La Punta, Pescadores, Ceniceros, Huishuipampa, Chiguay, Platanal, and Torrecilla.

Radius Population
100 km 80000 people
75 km 25000 people
50 km 10000 people
20 km <1000 people
10 km <1000 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Arequipa Peru 1 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
La Bodega Arequipa Peru Village6 - 9 km
Cerro de Arena Arequipa Peru Village5 - 15 km
El Desaire Arequipa Peru Village6 - 17 km
Puerto Atico Arequipa Peru Village6 - 20 km
La Punta Arequipa Peru Village6 - 25 km
Pescadores Arequipa Peru Village5 - 26 km
Ceniceros Arequipa Peru Village6 - 35 km
Huishuipampa Arequipa Peru Village6 - 36 km
Chiguay Arequipa Peru Village6 - 37 km
Platanal Arequipa Peru Village6 - 37 km
Pedregal Arequipa Peru Village5 - 42 km
Estancia Moro Arequipa Peru Village6 - 42 km
Urasqui Arequipa Peru Village5 - 44 km
Corral de Apuaca Arequipa Peru Village6 - 46 km
Punta de Lobos Arequipa Peru Village6 - 51 km
Iquipe Arequipa Peru Village5 - 52 km
Mina Calpa Arequipa Peru Village5 - 55 km
Cunocuno Arequipa Peru Village5 - 56 km
Ispaca Arequipa Peru Village6 - 57 km
Ananta Arequipa Peru Village5 - 57 km
Caravelí Arequipa Peru Village5 - 59 km
San Juan Arequipa Peru Village6 - 63 km
Choco Arequipa Peru Village6 - 66 km
Torrecilla Arequipa Peru Village5 - 67 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Camana 65 Civ. Unpaved No 3200 92 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Atico PEATI Peru 25 km

More information

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