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Peru: 4.3M earthquake in Arequipa

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A magnitude 4.3 earthquake hit the region of Arequipa on Monday morning.

According to Peru’s Geophysical Institute (IGP), the earthquake occurred at 11:16 a.m.

The quake’s epicenter occurred 22 kilometers east of Camana, 88 kilometers underneath the surface.

So far, no injuries or damages have been reported by local media.
Last February three earthquakes hit Arequipa in a two-hour span, destroying over a dozen homes, and damaging several more.

Peru is located on an area known as the Pacific Ring of Fire, an area where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur in the basin of the Pacific Ocean. Last year, 52 earthquakes shook the country’s capital.

 

According to Peru’s Geophysical Institute (IGP), the earthquake occurred at 11:16 a.m. No injuries reported so far.

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