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Massive earthquake hit Ecuador Peru border region

A major earthquake shook the border region between Ecuador and Peru this morning.

Even though an earthquake of this magnitude has the potential for mass destruction and casualties, such an effect is not expected here due the remoteness of the event.

USGS issued the following report

Preliminary Report
Magnitude 7.5
Date-Time
  • 22 Feb 2019 10:17:22 UTC
  • 22 Feb 2019 05:17:22 near epicenter
  • 21 Feb 2019 23:17:22 standard time in your timezone
Location 2.199S 77.023W
Depth 132 km
Distances
  • 16.6 km (10.3 mi) S of Montalvo, Ecuador
  • 121.7 km (75.4 mi) E of Macas, Ecuador
  • 134.7 km (83.5 mi) SE of Puyo, Ecuador
  • 159.6 km (99.0 mi) SSE of Tena, Ecuador
  • 166.5 km (103.2 mi) S of Boca Suno, Ecuador
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 7.1 km; Vertical 4.9 km
Parameters Nph = 119; Dmin = 230.5 km; Rmss = 1.30 seconds; Gp = 37°
Version =
Event ID us 2000jlfv

For updates, maps, and technical information
see: Event Page

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