Earthquake near Chimbote, Peru

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The Peruvian coast has been shaken once again by an earthquake, sending a very early morning wakeup call to residents of the Ancash region.

Registering at 4.6 on the Richter scale, the earthquake´s epicenter was located just 16 kilometers east of Chimbote, Ancash´s largest city. According to the report from IGP, the earthquake, which struck at 7:37 a.m., reached a relatively shallow depth of 74 kilometers. No injuries or harm have been reported at this time.

As some may recall, Ancash played host to the infamous Great Peruvian Earthquake, otherwise known as the 1970 Ancash Earthquake, which occurred in said year. Unlike the relatively small rattle recently experienced by Ancash, the historic “sismo” is legendary for perhaps having been the most catastrophic natural disaster Peruvians have experienced.
The northern coast of Peru has had yet another earthquake luckily registering at a fairly small measure.

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Agnes Rivera

A U.S. native plucked from the green surroundings of her home state of Oregon, Agnes Rivera has been living in Lima, Peru, fulfilling various occupations such as teaching, translating, and journalism. While indoors she uses her time creatively to build "recycled art" and read fiction, she is quick to use any excuse to be outdoors, balancing her inner home-body lifestyle with an adventurous spirit to explore all that Peru has to offer.