A 5.7-Magnitude Quake Shakes The Coast Of Peru

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An earthquake of 5.7-magnitude has been registered in the department of Ancash of Peru, in the center of the country, said RT Noticias today.

“The epicenter has been located in the Pacific Ocean, 96 kilometers southwest of the province of Casma, reports the Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP)”, the aforementioned media said.

The depth of the earthquake was 36 kilometers, they added.

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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