5.5 Earthquake Affected The Northeast Of Peru


An earthquake of 5.5-magnitude was recorded at 11:03 am (local time) yesterday, with an epicenter in the province of Puerto Inca, Huánaco, central Peru, according to the Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP).

The telluric movement had a depth of 142 kilometers, reaching an intensity III in the Mercalli Scale”, reported Telesur.

So far, the country’s authorities have not reported any material damages or victims due to the earthquake.

Earthquakes are very common in Peru because of the country’s location in the Ring of Fire, which is a large area in the Pacific Ocean that registers about 85% of all of the seismic activity in the world.

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