Peru’s location on the Ring of Fire of the Pacific Ocean makes it prone to earthquakes frequently.
Today around 2:07 am, local time, an earthquake with a 4.3 magnitude was registered about 40 km southeast of Conduriri, Puno. No personal or material damages have been registered so far.
As reported by the Geophysical Institute of Peru (Instituto Geofísico del Perú, IGP) on their Twitter account, the quake took place at 02:07:59, according to information from El Comercio.
Earthquakes are very common in Peru and the nearby regions because of its location on the Ring of Fire of the Pacific, that registers about 85% of all of the seismic activity in the world.
In this case, the epicenter was located 40 kilometers southeast of the district of Conduriri, Puno, which has around 1,400 inhabitants, according to information from Wikipedia. It also took place approximately 190 kilometers deep.
“The Directorate of Hydrography and Navigation of the Navy of Peru confirmed that this movement does not generate any possibility of a tsunami in all of the Peruvian coast”, El Comercio wrote.
So far, no victims or structural damages have been registered.