M 6.2 in Peru-Ecuador Border Region on 30 Jul 2021 17:10 UTC

Event summary

This earthquake can have a medium humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID EQ 1279340
Earthquake Magnitude: 6.2M
Glide number: EQ-2021-000101-PER
Depth: 32.66 Km
Lat/Lon: -4.9344 , -80.6023
Event Date: 30 Jul 2021 17:10 UTC
30 Jul 2021 12:10 Local
Exposed Population: About 7000 people in MMI VII
1670000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 31 Jul 2021 14:37 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 4.6 (Peru)
INFORM Coping capacity list: Peru= 4.6; Ecuador= 4.3

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 1.5 1.5
us6000f0qr Scaled population (raster) 3.46  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.94  
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Peru - Earthquake (ECHO 02 Aug 2021)Mon, 02 Aug 2021 16:14

  • An earthquake of 6.2 M at a depth of 33 km occurred on 30 July at 17.10 UTC (12.10 local time) in Piura Region (northern Peru), close to the border with Ecuador. The epicentre was 8 km east-southeast of Sullana City (Sullana Province).
  • Up to 16,000 people were exposed to very strong shaking and 938,000 to strong shaking. Two aftershocks of magnitude 3.9 and 4.4 were recorded in the area.
  • According to the National Institute of Civil Defense (INDECI), more than 700 people have been affected and 187 houses, 17 public buildings, one bridge, and a road damaged.
  • The seismic event was also felt in the Peruvian Regions of Tumbes, Cajamarca, La Libertad, and Lambayeque, as well as in the Ecuadorian provinces of Loja, El Oro, Azuay, and Guayas.
Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (45), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),