An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale struck the capital of Peru

Police stand guard after the second round of the presidential election on June 6, in Lima, Peru, June 7, 2021. REUTERS/Liz Tassa

A powerful earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale jolted the central coast of Peru on Tuesday, including its capital, Lima., with no reports of personal or material damage at this time, according to the Peruvian Institute of Geophysics (IGP).

The earthquake occurred at 21:54 local time (2:54 GMT Wednesday 23) and the epicenter was 33 kilometers in the Pacific Ocean, 33 kilometers southwest of the coastal city of Mala, located 91 kilometers south of Lima.

The telluric movement originated at a depth of 32 kilometers from the sea surface, which in Mala, the city closest to the epicenter, was felt very strongly., fifth grade on the Mercalli scale.

Initially, it was reported that the earthquake was a magnitude 5.8, but was later corrected by the IGP itself.

The event did not generate any tsunami warning on the coast of Peru, As defined by the Directorate of Hydrography and Navigation of the Peruvian Navy.

The epicenter of the earthquake is in Peru
The epicenter of the earthquake is in Peru

In earthquake situations, the local authorities of the National Civil Defense Institute (Indeci) Recommendation to act calmly and identify safe areas inside and outside the home, in order to avoid personal injury to regret.

Moreover, they suggest Get an emergency bag containing tools, a portable radio, and non-perishable tinned pins.

Many people from Lima took to the streets due to the strong earthquake, journalists from France Press agency, while the Hydrographic Service stated that there was no risk of a tsunami.

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“It was so strong, it shook the whole house, and we had to get out,” . said France Press agency Julia Lazaro Rodriguez, 60 years old.

On the green coast, the waterfront in Lima, Some rocks fell from the 80-meter cliffs, pointed to n . channel from the TV.

“It was very strong but nothing happened, we are fine”he said to France Press agency Retired Julio Lopez, from the province of Surco in Lima.

On the other hand, a lady from Bellavista, from the port of Callao next to Lima, told the radio RPP That the earthquake was “very strongقوي [y] Few pictures fell ‘in the house.

Every year, Peru experiences at least a hundred earthquakes that are felt for the populationIt is located in the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, a region of extensive Telluric activity along the western coast of the American continent. Approximately 85 percent of the world’s seismic activity is recorded.

The earthquake occurred at a time when Peru was in anticipation due to the postponement of the national election jury to resolve the challenges to the June 6 vote between right-wing candidate Keiko Fujimori and leftist Pedro Castillo and the announcement of the new president.

(with information from the EFE and AFP)

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