2005 northern Peru earthquake
|Date||September 25, 2005|
|Depth||115 km (71 mi)|
|Casualties||5 dead and 60 injured|
The 2005 northern Peru earthquake occurred on September 25 at 20:56 local time (01:56 UTC) with a magnitude of 7.5. It resulted in the deaths of at least five people.
The epicenter was located about 100 km (62 mi) northeast of the jungle city of Moyobamba in the San Martín Region of Peru, and the earthquake struck an area about 715 km (444 mi) north of Lima. With its hypocenter located roughly 115 km (71 mi) below the surface, the quake extended itself below the Andes and was felt in a large area, including the Peruvian coastal regions and as far away as Bogotá, Colombia, as well as most of Ecuador and western Brazil.
Four people had initially been reported dead by the Peruvian media, but the mayor of Lamas (near Tarapoto) confirmed that only one had died and eleven more were injured. The media has reports of another fatal victim. Buildings damaged in Tarapoto, Moyobamba, Chachapoyas, Yurimaguas, Iquitos, Juanjuí, Bagua, Cajamarca, Tingo María and other cities.
- USGS - Magnitude 7.5 - NORTHERN PERU
- Strong earthquake strikes northern Peru (Pictures of damage)
- The International Seismological Centre has data and a bibliography for this event.