ShakeMap (Calculated intensity of this earthquake near Pucallpa):

View ShakeMap, Epicenter and historical seismicity on interactive map

General data about this earthquake:

Time (UTC): 2022-08-07 16:20
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 39.0 km
Maximum intensity: 4.4 (EMS scale)

Given earthquake data might be preliminary (uncertain) until manual revision by a scientist is done.

Nearby places

City Country Intensity (EMS-98) Population Distance epicenter (km) Effects
Inahuaya PE 3.7 no data available 65.9 weakly felt
Pampa Hermosa PE 3.7 no data available 61.9 weakly felt
Shamboyacu PE 3.5 no data available 55.0 weakly felt
Picota PE 3.4 7000 78.3 weakly felt
San Rafael PE 3.4 no data available 83.6 weakly felt
Contamana PE 3.3 14000 89.1 weakly felt
Juanjuí PE 3.1 38000 103.5 weakly felt
Bellavista PE 3.1 15000 93.7 weakly felt
Chazuta PE 3.0 8000 99.2 weakly felt
Tocache PE 2.9 29000 115.6 barely felt

Current earthquake activity near Pucallpa:

In the past 30 days, 2 earthquakes of magnitude 4.4 or higher were detected in Northern Peru (see map section). Therefore, the earthquake activity of the past month has been much higher relative to long-term trends (more than 20% deviation).


Since 1960, 214 earthquakes larger than Magnitude 4.7 were detected in this region. This makes an average of 3.58 earthquakes larger than M4.7 per year around Pucallpa. Therefore, the general earthquake activity is usually very high and quakes of this size have an average recurrence time of approx. 3.4 months (102 days).

Largest earthquakes in this map section* (Pucallpa and nearby)

Date Magnitude Depth (km)
2019-5-26 8.0 123
2005-9-26 7.5 115
1991-4-5 7.1 20
2011-8-24 7.0 147
1968-6-19 6.8 15
1998-4-3 6.6 165
1990-5-30 6.6 24
1989-12-3 6.6 153
1991-4-4 6.5 21
1963-4-13 6.5 120

*Data: USGS (Magnitude 5 +, since 1960). See all historical earthquakes in the interactive map linked above.

What to do in case of an earthquake?

1. No panic.

2. If you are inside a building: Seek shelter under stable furniture (e.g. dining table). Be aware of falling objects. Do not flee the building! Falling roof tiles, bricks and glass can harm you. After the shaking stopped: Turn off the electronical devices. Check gas pipes for leaks. Check for structural damage. Leave your house if you are uncertain. In case of damage: Do not enter the building before professional savety check! Dangerous aftershocks might follow. Help your neighbours if necessary.
If outdoors: Keep away from buildings, try to find open space, crouch down and cover your head with your arms. Do not run on streets before checking for cars. Always watch your environment.

3. If you are near the coast: In case of strong or long-lasting shaking evacuate to higher grounds immediately! A tsunami might be possible. Do not wait for official warnings. In areas of high tsunami threat, follow the evacuation route signs but be aware of possible damaged buildings and landslides on your route. Once reaching a higher / save point, listen to official instructions and warnings.

4. If you are in the mountains or near a steep slope: Watch for rockfalls, landslides and avalanches. Get away from slopes immediately and protect your head with your arms.

5. Try to help people in need. Take special care for eldery people and children. After the earthquake stopped, confirm that your neighbours, friends and family are save. Help them, if necessary but do not get yourself into a dangerous situation. Call and wait for professional rescue teams.