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M 5.6 in Peru on 11 Aug 2017 21:45 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Media reports

Media coverage of this event

Media analysis

News articles per day
10/08 15/08
  • Articles: 458
  • Articles about casualties: 6 (1.3%)
  • Articles in last hour: 0

Latest headlines


The headlines below have been automatically extracted by the Europe Media Monitor.

Mentioning 'Peru'

Dangerous earthquake in Eastern Central Peru - Well felt in Lima - August 13, 2017
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:13:00 +0200   earthquake-report (en)

Update 22:22 UTC : A lot of panic in the town of La Merced. Update 22:20 UTC : People in the greater epicenter area are stating that the communications network and the power are down. Update 22:17 UTC : shaking map for the second earthquake. Maximum light shaking if we have to believe this map.

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Earthquake in central Peru causes panic but no injuries, say officials
Sun, 13 Aug 2017 22:17:00 +0200   financialexpress (en)

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake shook parts of central Peru today, causing momentary panic in several cities but with no initial reports of damage or injuries, authorities said. The quake occurred just before noon local time (17H00 GMT), with an epicenter 67 kilometers northeast of the city of La Merced....

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Dangerous earthquake in Eastern Central Peru - Well felt in Lima - August 13, 2017
Sun, 13 Aug 2017 20:08:00 +0200   earthquake-report (en)

Leave this page open in a browser tab as it will refresh automatically every 10 minutes Are you one of the people who felt the shaking of this earthquake. If Yes, please let us know what you experienced by filling up the I FELT IT form behind the earthquake or at the bottom of this page. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Earthquake in Peru: One dead after 5.6 magnitude quake hits southern coast
Sat, 12 Aug 2017 03:06:00 +0200   financialexpress (en)

A 5.6-magnitude undersea earthquake struck the Pacific Ocean off of Peru 's southern coast on Friday, triggering landslides on local roads that killed one person and wounded two, a regional governor said. | Lima | Updated: August 12, 2017 6:08 AM Reuters Arequipa Governor Yamila Osorio added on....

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Social media analysis

Experimental feature

The information below is extracted by an experimental JRC system to analyze Twitter messages for the occurance of secondary effects for earthquakes and tsunamis. This feature is currently not available for other disaser types.

Twitter reaction

The graph above shows the number of tweets per minute just before and just after the earthquake. The higher the values and the larger the difference between before and after, the more the earthquake was felt by the local population. Note that after 20 to 30 minutes, many tweets will come from areas not near the earthquake. These indicate general interest in this event rather than local impact.

Tweets mentioning secondary effects

The graph above shows tweets for keywords related to common secondary effects. A large difference between tweets counts before and after the event for any of these keywords is a good indication that the secondary effect occurred.