M 5.4 in Peru on 12 May 2022 21:55 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: 5.4M
Depth: 55.86 Km
Lat/Lon: -12.3599 , -76.89
Event Date: 12 May 2022 21:55 UTC
12 May 2022 16:55 Local
Exposed Population: 530000 people in MMI
10.5 million in 100km
Source: NEIC us6000hkpv
Inserted at: 12 May 2022 22:17 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 4.6 (Peru)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000hkpv Scaled population (vector) 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
1443010 0 12 May 2022 21:55 5.4M, 55.86km 6.68 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 00:21 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 Lima (population 8,126,700) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
540000 people
8.7 million people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1443010 -12.36/-76.89 5.4 55.9 4.36 12 May 2022 22:19 00:23 (new episode)
2 0 1443010 -12.36/-76.89 5.4 55.9 5.15 12 May 2022 23:59 02:04 (upd of #1)
3 0 1443010 -12.36/-76.89 5.4 55.9 6.678 13 May 2022 22:40 1d 00:44 (upd of #2)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Lima Peru 490000 people
Lima Peru 7.3 million people
Callao Peru 720000 people
Lima Peru 1.2 million people
Callao Peru 190000 people
Junin Peru 15000 people
Ica Peru 20000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Chira Lima Peru Village - 7 km
Lurín Lima Peru Village - 9 km
Punta Negra Lima Peru Village - 10 km
San Bartolo Lima Peru Village - 13 km
Pachacamac Lima Peru Village 18000 people 14 km
Pucusana Lima Peru Village - 18 km
Chilca Lima Peru Village 13000 people 24 km
Matasango Lima Peru Village - 31 km
Lima Lima Peru Capital 7.6 million people 34 km
Vitarte Lima Peru Village - 36 km
Callao Lima Peru Major city 510000 people 43 km
Capto Lima Peru Village - 35 km
Chontay Lima Peru Village - 40 km
Calango Lima Peru Village - 42 km
Santo Domingo de los Olleros Lima Peru Village - 43 km
Mala Lima Peru Village 17000 people 43 km
Chaclacayo Lima Peru Village 19000 people 45 km
Sisicaya Lima Peru Village - 47 km
Chosica Lima Peru Village 87000 people 51 km
Antioquía Lima Peru Village - 51 km
Calahuaya Lima Peru Village - 52 km
Lacrapucro Lima Peru Village - 54 km
Santa Eulalia Lima Peru Village 6300 people 56 km
Santiago de Tuna Lima Peru Village - 56 km
Estancias de Gordo Lima Peru Village - 57 km
Puente Piedra Lima Peru Village - 57 km
Colmanche Lima Peru Village - 59 km
Huancasana Lima Peru Village - 61 km
Coaillo Lima Peru Village - 61 km
Cocachacra Lima Peru Village - 62 km
San Damián Lima Peru Village - 65 km
Omas Lima Peru Village - 67 km
Surco Lima Peru Village - 70 km
Trapiche Lima Peru Village - 70 km
Ancón Lima Peru Village - 70 km
Yangas Lima Peru Village - 72 km
Huinco Lima Peru Village - 73 km
San Pedro de Pilas Lima Peru Village - 73 km
Huarochirí Lima Peru Village - 75 km
Huampara Lima Peru Village - 78 km
Matucana Lima Peru Village 4500 people 78 km
San Juan de Tantaranche Lima Peru Village - 81 km
Quinches Lima Peru Village - 82 km
Ayavarí Lima Peru Village - 82 km
Quilmaná Lima Peru Village 6700 people 86 km
Carampoma Lima Peru Village - 87 km
Cerro Azul Lima Peru Village - 87 km
San Mateo Lima Peru Village - 90 km
Aucallama Lima Peru Village - 93 km
Lachaqui Lima Peru Village - 93 km
Tamboraque Lima Peru Village - 93 km
Quilca Lima Peru Village - 94 km
Pahuaray Lima Peru Village - 95 km
Allauca Lima Peru Village - 96 km
San Vincente de Canete Lima Peru Village - 97 km
Chancay Lima Peru Village 27000 people 97 km
Casapalca Lima Peru Village - 97 km
Imperial Lima Peru Village 32000 people 98 km
Canta Lima Peru Village - 99 km
Tanta Lima Peru Village - 99 km
Huaral Lima Peru Village 62000 people 101 km
Pumacocha Junín Peru Village - 104 km
Sumbilca Lima Peru Village - 106 km
Yauyos Lima Peru Village - 106 km
Cuyo Lima Peru Village - 106 km
Lunahuaná Lima Peru Village - 107 km
Zúñiga Lima Peru Village - 109 km
Victoria Junín Peru Village - 109 km
Huaros Lima Peru Village - 110 km
San Cristóbal Junín Peru Village - 111 km
Huataya Lima Peru Village - 112 km
Yauli Junín Peru Village - 113 km
Morococha Junín Peru Village 7800 people 116 km
Garita Doña María Lima Peru Village - 120 km
Marcapomacocha Junín Peru Village - 120 km
Huayhuay Junín Peru Village - 121 km
La Capilla Ica Peru Village - 123 km
Yantac Junín Peru Village - 123 km
Santa Ana Junín Peru Village - 131 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)
Las Palmas 76 Mil. Paved No 8000
Jorge Chavez International LIM 34 Civ. Paved Yes 11500
Collique 125 Civ. Paved No 3300

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Conchan Peru
Callao PECLL Peru
La Pampilla PELPP Peru
Bahia de Ancon Peru
Puerto de Cerro Azul Peru
Chancay PECHY Peru

Dams

Intensity Reservoir Dam Name River Year
Yuracmayo Blanco 1995
Antacoto Antacoto Santa Eulalia 1966

More information

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