M 5.5 in Peru on 12 May 2021 15:56 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 1268492
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.5M
Depth: 38.59 Km
Lat/Lon: -14.1466 , -75.5958
Event Date: 12 May 2021 15:56 UTC
12 May 2021 10:56 Local
Exposed Population: 370000 people in MMI>=IV
690000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 12 May 2021 17:16 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 4.6 (Peru)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us7000e2ib Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.94  
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Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 6 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Peru: Magnitude-5.6 earthquake strikes Ica province around 10:56 PET M ... Wed, 12 May 2021 19:15:00 +0200.

Event. A magnitude-5.6 earthquake occurred in Ica province, southern Peru at approximately 10:56 PET May 12. The epicenter was approximately 9 km (6 miles) east-southeast of Pampa de Tate, Peru. The tremor occurred at a depth of about 40 km
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Earthquake reported few minutes ago in or near PeruWed, 12 May 2021 18:17:00 +0200.

We are receiving unverified early reports of seismic activity in or around Peru at approximately 15:58 GMT. There are no details yet on the magnitude or depth of this earthquake. We expect more accurate data to emerge in the next few minute
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Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - 10.1 km southeast of Ica, Peru, on 12 May ... Wed, 12 May 2021 18:17:00 +0200.

Earthquake reported few minutes ago in or near Peru We are receiving unverified early reports of seismic activity in or around Peru at approximately 15:58 GMT. There are no details yet on the magnitude or depth of this earthquake. We expect
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Temblor de magnitud 5.1 se registró en Tacna, Perú: SHOA descartó ries ... Wed, 12 May 2021 14:06:00 +0200.

Un temblor de magnitud 5.1 en la escala de Richter se registró en Tacna, Perú , durante la madrugada de este miércoles. Según informó el Servicio Hidrográfico y Oceanográfico de la Armada ( SHOA ), mediante la Oficina Nacional de Emergencia
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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),