M 5.8 in Near Coast Of Northern Peru on 29 Jul 2021 00:32 UTC
Shakemap
Tsunami

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: 5.8M
Depth: 23 Km
Lat/Lon: -8.31 , -79.9208
Event Date: 29 Jul 2021 00:32 UTC
28 Jul 2021 19:32 Local
Exposed Population: 320000 people in MMI>=IV
430000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us6000f00e
Inserted at: 29 Jul 2021 02:25 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 4.6 (Peru)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000f00e Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.94  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1387919 0 29 Jul 2021 00:32 5.7M, 31.32km 3.56 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 00:16 NEIC
1387944 0 29 Jul 2021 00:32 5.8M, 23km 3.66 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 01:53 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
The episode that has the last updated information.
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Peru ,of La Libertad (population 1,381,400) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
no people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1387919 -8.341/-79.895 5.7 31.3 3.558 29 Jul 2021 00:49 00:17 (new episode)
2 0 1387944 -8.31/-79.921 5.8 23.0 3.66 29 Jul 2021 02:35 02:03 (new episode)
3 0 1387944 -8.31/-79.921 5.8 23.0 3.66 30 Jul 2021 00:36 1d 00:03 (upd of #2)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
La Libertad Peru 130000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Santiago de Cao La Libertad Peru Village 21000 people 84 km
Puerto Chicama La Libertad Peru Village - 86 km
Hacienda Cartavio La Libertad Peru Village - 90 km
Huanchaco La Libertad Peru Village - 92 km
Paiján La Libertad Peru Village 20000 people 93 km
Chocope La Libertad Peru Village 32000 people 96 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

Intensity Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft)
Cap C Martinez de Pinillos TRU 23 Civ. Paved Yes 7800

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Puerto Chicama PEPCH Peru
Trujillo PETRU Peru

More information

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