M 5.4 in Peru on 12 May 2022 21:55 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 1322319
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
Inserted at: 12 May 2022 22:17 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
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  
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Peru - Earthquake (ECHO 13 May 2022)Fri, 13 May 2022 11:55

  • An earthquake of 5.4 M at a depth of 56 km occurred close to the coast of Lima Province (central Peru) on 12 May at 21.55 UTC (16.55 local time). The epicentre was located approximately 30 km south of Lima Capital City. 
  • According to the National Institute of Civil Defense (INDECI) at least seven people were injured in Lima and Huaral Provinces, while, several landslides and rockslides caused by the earthquake event occurred across Lima. 
  • USGS PAGER estimated that more than 6,100 people were exposed to moderate shaking.
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

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (48), (3), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),