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Southern Peru records 13 aftershocks measuring up to 5.9 degrees

The largest earthquake was recorded in the city of Ica, 400 km south of Lima, with an intensity of 5.9 degrees, with the epicenter located in the Pacific Ocean, at a depth of 26 km.

Google Street ViewMunicipality of Ica, Peru
The city of Ica (photo) recorded the strongest shaking this Friday, the 28th

The southern region of PERU registered 13 tremors from to 5.9 degrees on the Richter scale this Friday, 28. The news was given by the National Seismological Center, which also confirmed that so far no material damage or casualties have been reported. The largest earthquake was recorded in the city of Ica, 400 km south of Lima, with an intensity of 5.9 degrees, with the epicenter located in the Pacific Ocean, at a depth of 26 km. The latest, on the other hand, was reported at 6:35 p.m. (local time) and had a magnitude of 5.2. The Directorate of Hydrography and Navigation of the Navy warned of the danger of the tsunami. Located in the Pacific Ring of Fire, a region of intense seismic activity, Peru records about 400 notable tremors each year. The last earthquake of great magnitude and tragic consequences occurred in Pisco, in the region of Ica, on August 15, 2007, when an earthquake of magnitude 7.9, with an epicenter on the central coast, left 595 dead. At that time there was a small tsunami.

*With information from AFP

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