peru earthquake

Earthquake of magnitude 5.7 hits Southern Peru

peru earthquake
Peru earthquake

An earthquake hit the coastal area of the southern region of Peru at 19:44 PET. The magnitude was reportedly 5.7 on the Richter Scale. The US Geological Service released the news.

US Geological Service recorded the depth of the earthquake at 185 kilometers. The epicenter of the earthquake is about 6 kilometers away from the town of Lampa.

The earthquake reportedly affected Brazil, Bolivia, and Peru, but no damage occurred. There are no injuries and casualties, reported by initial reports. There are no injuries and fatalities, reportedly though the after-effects might show in the next days or weeks.

Peru lies in the Pacific Ring of Fire, which is an arc around the Pacific Ocean. This Ring of Fire witnesses the most number of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. This is why Peru is accustomed to seeing this many earthquakes.

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