M 5.8 in Peru on 18 Apr 2017 17:49 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: 5.8M
Depth: 14 Km
Lat/Lon: -2.7334 , -75.3507
Event Date: 18 Apr 2017 17:49 UTC
Exposed Population: About 20000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us10008iq5
Inserted at: 19 Apr 2017 16:42 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
1164466 0 18 Apr 2017 17:49 6M, 10.74km 7.88 20 thousand 00:22 NEIC
1164582 0 18 Apr 2017 17:49 5.8M, 14km 7.72 20 thousand 22:52 NEIC

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Peru , Department of Loreto (population 720,100) . The nearest places are San Antonio, Puerto Canela, Tigre, Leoncio Prado, Patria Nueva, Lorena, San Jacinto, Platanoyacu, Marsella, Puerto Olivia, and Virotehuas.

Radius Population
100 km 20000 people
75 km 8300 people
50 km 2300 people
20 km <1000 people
10 km <1000 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Loreto Peru 720000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
San Antonio Loreto Peru Village6 - 12 km
Puerto Canela Loreto Peru Village6 - 35 km
Tigre Loreto Peru Village6 - 37 km
Leoncio Prado Loreto Peru Village6 - 38 km
Patria Nueva Loreto Peru Village6 - 43 km
Lorena Loreto Peru Village6 - 46 km
San Jacinto Loreto Peru Village5 - 48 km
Platanoyacu Loreto Peru Village5 - 57 km
Marsella Loreto Peru Village6 - 57 km
Puerto Olivia Loreto Peru Village5 - 65 km
Vice Almirante Carbajal Loreto Peru Village6 - 65 km
Virotehuas Loreto Peru Village6 - 67 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

More information

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