M 7.5 in Peru on 28 Nov 2021 10:52 UTC

Event summary

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

GDACS ID EQ 1298872
Earthquake Magnitude: 7.5M
Glide number: EQ-2021-000192-PER
Depth: 112.48 Km
Lat/Lon: -4.4898 , -76.8461
Event Date: 28 Nov 2021 10:52 UTC
28 Nov 2021 05:52 Local
Exposed Population: About 19000 people in MMI
190 thousand (in MMI>=VII)
Inserted at: 28 Nov 2021 11:09 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
4.6 (Peru)

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 2 2
us7000fxq2 Scaled population (raster) 4.36  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.94  
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Peru - Earthquake (ECHO 29 Nov 2021)Mon, 29 Nov 2021 12:43

  • An earthquake of 7.5 M at a depth of 112 km occurred on 28 November at 10.52 UTC (05.52 local time) in Barranca District (Datem del Marañón Province, Loreto Region, northern Peru). The epicentre was 50 km northwest of Puerto Diaz Town (Datem del Marañón Province) and 98 km east of Santa María de Nieva Town (Condorcanqui Province, Amazonas Region). Landslide events triggered by the earthquake have been reported close to the epicentre.
  • USGS PAGER estimates that up to 27,000 people were exposed to severe shaking, 110,000 to very strong and 1,090,000 to strong shaking.
  • According to the National Institute of Civil Defense (INDECI), 12 people have been injured, more than 2,800 people have been affected as well as more than 500 houses. In addition, 59 public buildings and more than 4 km of roads have been also damaged.
  • National authorities are providing help for those affected and are conducting humanitarian and damage assessments.
  • For the next 24 hours, moderate rain is expected across the affected area.
Peru, Ecuador - Earthquake, update (ECHO 30 Nov 2021)Tue, 30 Nov 2021 12:12

  • Following the earthquake of 7.5 M that occurred on 28 November at 10.52 UTC (05.52 local time) in northern Peru the number of affected people has increased.
  • According to the National Institute of Civil Defense (INDECI) and UN OCHA, 12 people have been injured, 90 evacuated, more than 6,100 affected, and almost 1,300 buildings have been damaged or destroyed. The most affected Regions were Amazonas, Cajamarca, Loreto and San Martín.
  • The seismic event was also felt in southern Ecuador where 13 buildings have been damaged or destroyed as reported by the national authorities of Ecuador.
Detailed event map. European Union, 2022. 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.

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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Exposed population

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (45), (2), NEIC (6), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),