Light 4.0 Earthquake Shakes Arequipa

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The IGP reported a quake measuring 4.0 on the Richter scale that had as its epicenter the city of Ocoña in the Arequipa region.

This slight earthquake had its epicenter 34 kilometers northwest of the district of Ocoña, one of the eight districts of the province of Camaná. The earthquake could be perceived by the people of Arequipa at 23:28 p.m this Monday and it was 85 kilometers deep. So far no material damage has been reported.

For its part, the Directorate of Hydrography and Navigation of the Navy informed that this earthquake does not generate a tsunami warning in the Peruvian coast.

Remember that in the event of an earthquake of great magnitude, the Civil Defense Institute (Indeci) recommends staying calm and moving to a safe place. In addition, have an emergency backpack with basic supplies ready.

Earthquakes are categorized this way: less than 4.5 degrees is a light earthquake, between 4.6 ° to 6.0 ° of medium intensity and greater than 6.1 degrees of great magnitude, according to information from the IGP.

Do you have an emergency backpack ready?

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(Cover Photo La Republica)

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