Peru and Chile hold joint earthquake and tsunami drill

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On Tuesday morning Peruvian and Chilean residents participated in a joint earthquake and tsunami drill.

The simulation, which was the first binational earthquake and tsunami drill, was held in the Peruvian region of Tacna, and the Chilean regions of Arica and Parinacota.

Residents from both countries simulated a magnitude 9 earthquake, which had an epicenter 100.5 southwest of Arica. Authorities then simulated the arrival of a tsunami some 15 to 20 minutes later, Peru21 reported.

Alfredo Murgueytio, head of Peru’s national civil defense service, oversaw the simulation from the town of Ilo, in Moquegua, where residents also participated in the simulation, the daily added.

The simulation, which was the first binational earthquake and tsunami drill, was held in the Peruvian region of Tacna, and the Chilean regions of Arica and Parinacota.

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