The Huanuco region experienced a 5.1-magnitude earthquake on Tuesday morning. People or structures suffered no damage according to reports.
According to the Geophysical Institute of Peru (Instituto Geofísico del Perú, IGP), cited by Andina News Agency, Huanuco suffered an earthquake at 5:10 am, local time, at a depth of 125 kilometers.
The institute also indicated that Huanuco earthquake’s epicenter was located 26 kilometers northwest the town of Aucayacu in the Leoncio Prado province in the Huánuco jungle. There, it was felt with a level three intensity but the authorities haven’t reported damages of any sort.
Through its official Twitter account, the Geophysics Institute of Peru (@Sismos_Peru_IPG) reported the details of the earthquake in Huanuco in a recent tweet:
Fecha y Hora Local: 03/09/2019 05:10:14— Sismos Perú IGP (@Sismos_Peru_IGP) 3 de septiembre de 2019
Intensidad: III-IV Aucayacu
Referencia: 26 km al NO de Aucayacu, Leoncio Prado – Huanuco
In response to IGP’s tweet, the account Earthscape’s indicated that this type of earthquake occur because of the deformation of the Nazca plate.
Evento con epicentro en los Andes Orientales del Norte de la Región Huánuco y generado a ~125 km de profundidad (foco #intermedio) dentro de la Placa oceánica subductada de #Nazca (intraplaca).— Earthscapes? (@EQuake_Analysis) 3 de septiembre de 2019
Este tipo de sismos ocurren por la #deformación interna de la Placa de Nazca. pic.twitter.com/uT7YRNTRAp
Cover Photo Pitxiquin.
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