Five quakes shake Peru in one day


A string of moderate earthquakes have struck the Andean country early this morning, though none have caused any injuries or significant damages, Peru’s Geophysical Institute (IPG) reported.

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.1 on the Richter scale hit Canchis province in Cusco at 00:28 a.m. local time (05:28 GMT), at a depth of 30 kilometers. It was not strong enough to be noticed by people.

About two hours later, at 02:01 a.m. local time (07:01 GMT), a 4.3 magnitude quake hit the country at a depth of 37 kilometers. Its epicenter was located at 31 kilometers (19.26 miles) southeast of Caraveli province in Arequipa.

Likewise, at another earthquake erupted 02:45 a.m. local time (7:45 GMT) some 137 kilometers west of San Juan de Marcona in Nasca province, Ica. The 3.9 magnitude quake occurred at a depth of 33 kilometers.

According to IPG, a 4.1 magnitude one rattled the country 52 kilometers northeast of Mancora district, in Talara province, Piura at 03:19 local time (08:19 GMT)

The last quake was recorded at 07.22 a.m. local time (12: 22 GMT) 70 kilometers southeast of Tacna province. It had a magnitude of 4.7 on the Richter scale and struck at a depth of 128 kilometers.

On Saturday, an earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale jolted the Caraveli province in Peru’s southern Arequipa region. It struck at 10:45 local time (15:45 GMT) and its epicenter was located at 29 kilometers (18.02 miles) east of said province.

Peru lies in the so-called “Pacific Ring of Fire”, which is the site of 85 percent of global seismic activity caused by friction between shifting tectonic plates. So far this year, 100 quakes hit the South American country.A number of mild quakes rattled different parts of Peru.