7-Magnitude Earthquake Was Recorded Today In Peru

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An earthquake of magnitude 7 was recorded early this Friday, 123 kilometers south of the Puerto Esperanza district in the department of Ucayali.

According to information from Telesur, there haven’t been any reports of victims or damages so far, as informed by the Geophysical Institute on Twitter.

“At 04:04 local time the telluric movement was recorded, which had a depth of 616 kilometers”, wrote the aforementioned media.

They added that both the Directorate of Hydrography and Navigation of the Peruvian Navy and the Geological Survey of the United States – which placed the earthquake at 7.1 – ruled out the possibility of a tsunami.

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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