Magnitude 8.0 Earthquake in Peru

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A magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck north-central Peru on May 26, 2019 at 2:41 am local time (07:41 UTC). 

Visit the USGS event page for more information. For estimates of casualties and damage, visit the USGS Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) website.

If you felt this earthquake, report your experience on the “USGS Did You Feel It?” website for this event.

Map of epicenter, past earthquakes, and tectonic plates in the north-central Peru Region

Map shows past earthquakes and the epicenter of the May 26, 2019 north-central Peru earthquake.

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USGS scientists expect that this event will trigger aftershocks, but these will decrease in frequency over time.

The USGS operates a 24/7 National Earthquake Information Center in Colorado that can be reached for more information at 303-273-8500.

Learn more about the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program.