Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Earthquake of magnitude 4.1 hits Peru

(Photo: Andina/Internet/Medios)

by Hillary Ojeda:

Yesterday eastern Peru was shaken by two 7.6 magnitude earthquakes near the border with Brazil. No damages had been reported but it was enough to frighten the affected cities.

This morning a lesser quake struck the region of Apurímac, with a magnitude of 4.1 on the Richter scale, according to a report by the Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP).

The quake was recorded at 5:26 a.m. and was not felt by the local population.

The epicenter was located 17 kilometers southwest of the district of Chalhuanca, Aymaraes province, and at a depth of 84 kilometers.

Another earthquake was recorded in San Martin at 12:40 a.m. with a magnitude of 4.2 on the Richter scale. The epicenter was located 66 kilometers north of Nueva Cajamarca with a depth of 116 kilometers.

No damages or injuries have been reported from any of these earthquakes in the last 24 hours, according to Civil Defense authorities.

Be prepared: Pack a Survival kit

Peru this Week would like to advise readers living in Peru to make the necessary preparations to be ready in the event of a large scale earthquake. Find out where your nearest evacuation and congregation points are and check your building’s guidelines. If you’re not sure what to pack, you can check our survival kit guide. We suggest that you pack both a rucksack and a box.
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