UPDATE: Earthquake 20 k.m. north of San Vicente de Cañete, 5.8 on the Richter Scale hit at 3:06 p.m.


An earthquake was felt in Lima, Peru on Nov. 25 at 3:06 p.m.

According to the Geophysic Institute of Peru (Instituto Geofisico del Perú – IGP), the earthquake was 5.6 on the Richter Scale – enough to send concerned residents out onto the street.

It was 29 k.m. north of San Vicente de Cañete. So far, there have been no reports of damage to homes or property.

We will update as soon as we have more information.

UPDATE: The IGP now reports the quake to have been 5.8 on the Richter Scale.

UPDATE: El Comercio reports that phone lines in Lima were briefly down in the aftermath of the quake, but have since been reestablished.

The Peruvian Navy also reported to El Comercio that strong waves were seen near the epicenter of the quake, but officials added that there is little risk of a tsunami taking place. Earthquake caused concern in Lima.