Magnitude 5 earthquake hits Lima, Callao

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A magnitude 5 earthquake was felt last night in Lima and Callao. The Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP), reported that the quake occurred at 10:47 p.m., 58 kilometers west of the coast of El Callao.

The quake had an intensity of grade IV in Callao and a depth of 52 kilometers, said the IGP. There have been no damages reported so far, according to the National Institute of Civil Defense.

This is the second earthquake in just over 24 hours. There was another 4.3 tremor recorded Thursday night 39 kilometers southwest of the town of Mala near Lima.

These are the latest in a series of quakes that have been felt throughout Peru.

In Pisco and Callao, two other tremors were felt last week, and another in Lima was felt the last week of September (on the 26).
This is the latest in a series of quakes that have been felt throughout Peru in these past weeks.

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Alvaro Tassano