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Earthquake in Peru. The tremors occurred in the morning

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In the first dispatch, before 17, Reuters reported the earthquake magnitude 5.9. A few minutes later, information appeared about the magnitude of 6.0, which was to be estimated by the German Research Center GFZ. According to the research unit, the quake occurred at a depth of 10 km.

In turn, AFP in the text from 17:41 Polish time informed about the earthquake magnitude 6.3citing the Geophysical Institute of Peru.

As we read, the tremors occurred on Sunday south coast in the Arequipa region, but it was assessed that there was no immediate threat of a tsunami – the government decided not to issue a warning.

Earthquake in Peru. There was no damage

The earthquake had its epicenter in the Pacific at a depth of 25 km. AFP also reported the findings American Geological Survey. It determined the magnitude of the earthquake at 6.0 and reported that its epicenter was at a depth of 19.9 km.

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Peruvian media report that the tremors occurred on Sunday morning at 9:47 local time. The reports show that did not cause significant damagebut in many places they were felt strongly.

They appeared first on social media filmywhich shows the effects of the shocks.

Peru is located in the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire (the zone surrounding the Pacific Ocean along the edge of tectonic plates). At least 400 detectable earthquakes are recorded in the country every year – reminds AFP.

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