Earthquakes, Coastal Peru

The magnitude of this morning’s earthquake off the coast of Peru has been revised upward, and the tsunami warnings, watches and advisories have been cancelled.

The USGS has revised this morning’s 11:41 a.m. quake off the coast of Peru upward to magnitude 7.9, but other parameters remain as reported earlier.

Six aftershocks with magnitudes between 5.0 and 5.9 have been recorded up until 3 o’clock this afternoon, New Zealand time.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre has cancelled its tsunami warnings and watches, and no further detail regarding the tsunami signal received from the deep ocean gauge off Northern Chile has been given.

[Compiled from data supplied by the US Geological Survey and its contributing agencies, and the U.S. National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration’s Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre.]

One Response to “Earthquakes, Coastal Peru”

  1. Ken says:

    footnote: A small tsunami wave of about 10 cm was reported in Japan the day after the quake. Further analysis by the USGS revised the quake’s magnitude to 8.0

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