M 5.5 in Peru on 20 Jan 2021 22:59 UTC

Event summary

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

GDACS ID EQ 1252449
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.5M
Depth: 10.36 Km
Lat/Lon: -15.0234 , -75.5146
Event Date: 20 Jan 2021 22:59 UTC
20 Jan 2021 17:59 Local
Exposed Population: About 2000 people in MMI>=VI
About 91000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 20 Jan 2021 23:17 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 4.6 (Peru)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0.6 0.6
us7000d1ut Scaled population (raster) 1.67  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.94  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
Virtual OSOCC
Meteo assessment
Satellite products
Analytical products
Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
The boundaries and the names shown on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the European Union.

Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (44), (2), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),