A magnitude 6.9 earthquake shakes the south PeruNo damage has been reported so far in Arequipa, the country’s second-largest city, near the Bolivian border, according to the Peruvian Geophysical Institute (IGP).
The quake struck at 7:02 am local time (8:02 am Puerto Rico) at a depth of 240 km. The IGP described in its report that a part of Puno was at its center, about 20 kilometers from the town of Iowa in the province of Melkar.
In the region, it was felt with a magnitude of 3-4 on the Merkel scale, which is considered “mild” and “moderate” by experts.
According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the initial magnitude was 7.2.
“We call on the people to remain calm in the face of possible setbacks in the aftermath of the 6.9 magnitude earthquake that struck many cities in the south of the country,” he said. Is collaborating with government agencies to assess personal and material damage, ”the Presidency account said on Twitter.
According to the Peruvian Navy’s Directorate of Hydrography and Navigation, the Telluric movement did not generate any tsunami alert off the Peruvian coast.
Executive Chairman of the IGP, Hernando TaveraHe told the RPP station that it “should not cause any damage but should frighten the entire population” due to the “severity” of the quake.
“The epicenter was reported below the ground, however; no tsunami alert was issued. Another characteristic is that the sensitivity radius of this shake increases significantly, ”he explained.
For his part, the coordinator of the National Emergency Operations Center, Roland KapuchoExplained to Canal N The quake did not cause any damage to life or infrastructure From Peru.
The quake came a day after another earthquake shook the southern part of neighboring Puno yesterday, causing no damage. If so, the quake is located in the province of Homonymus, 35 kilometers southeast of the city of Tarada, in the Dakna Department.
Peru is located in the area known as the Pacific Ring of Fire, where about 85% of the world’s seismic activity is recorded.