Five earthquakes of regular magnitude have been recorded so far today in various parts of the country, reported the Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP).
The last earthquake occurred this morning near the city of Chimbote, in Áncash, said Andina News Agency.
“Other seismic movements, which occurred between 04:20 and 07:55 hours, were recorded in the departments of Loreto, Lima, Pasco, and Arequipa”, they wrote.
The strongest of these quakes took place at 7:40 am and reached a magnitude of 4.5 degrees at a depth of 29 kilometers. The epicenter was located 89 kilometers west of the city of Chimbote.
“Before, at 06:49 hours another seismic movement was reported, reaching a magnitude of 4.1 degrees with a depth of 16 kilometers. According to the IGP, the epicenter was located 44 kilometers north of the town of Ocoña, province of Camaná, Arequipa region.”, the news agency informed today.
A third earthquake occurred at 5:59 am in the province of Oxapampa, Pasco region with a magnitude of 3.7 at a depth of 31 kilometers. This quake’s epicenter was located 24 kilometers southwest of the town of Puerto Bermúdez in Oxapampa.
“At 04:24 a tremor occurred near the city of Lima. The seismic movement reached a magnitude of 3.5 with a depth of 52 kilometers”, Andina said.
The most recent earthquake was recorded at 7:55 am with a 4.9-degree magnitude. So far the Civil Defense authorities have not reported any personal or material damages as a result of these seismic movements.
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