|Arequipa. (Photo: Living in Peru archive)|
An earthquake of 4.0 magnitude on the Richter scale was registered today at 9:51 am in Arequipa, 29 miles southeast of Chala district, reports El Comercio.
The quake struck at a depth of 70 kilometers, with an intensity of III on the Mercalli scale, according to information provided by the Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP).
The National Civil Defense Institute reported that there were no injuries or material damage.