Strong winds, low tide causes tsunami panic in Peru

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Residents from the district of Ventanilla took refuge in nearby hills on Thursday afternoon, over fears of a tsunami in the area.

According to local media, strong winds and a noticeable withdrawal of water from the shore, led residents to believe that a tsunami could occur.

However, Fernando Valerino, head of the Navy’s Information Center ruled out the possibility of a tsunami.

“It is not a tsunami, there has been no earthquake anywhere in the world that would lead to a tsunami,” he said, according to El Comercio.

“The tide is low due to the position of the rising moon, this will go up gradually,” he added.

 

According to local media, strong winds and a noticeable withdrawal of water from the shore, led Ventanilla residents to believe that a tsunami could occur.

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