Earthquake alert in Peru

GDACS: On 8/12/2010 1:24:19 AM UTC an earthquake of magnitude 5 and depth 43.2km has struck an sparsely populated area in the Madre de Dios Province (population: 0 million) in Peru. GDACS estimates the likelihood for need of international humanitarian intervention to be low (Green alert).

This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact since the affected region is sparsely populated and has high resilience for natural disasters.

The earthquake 175km from the city of Cuzco. The nearest populated places are [None]. It is a mountainous region with a maximum altitude of 3944 m.