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An earthquake of magnitude 4 was registered this Monday at 5 pm in the Ricardo Palma district, Huarochirí province, in Lima, reported the Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP).

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According to the report, the epicenter of this earthquake was located 5 kilometers northwest of the town of Ricardo Palma, and at a depth of 102 km. According to the IGP, the earthquake had a level III intensity.

The local authorities of the National Institute of Civil Defense (Indeci) have not yet reported personal or material damage due to the earthquake.

In cases of earthquake, the Indeci authorities recommend acting calmly and having the safe areas inside and outside the home identified, in order to avoid personal injury to be regretted.

In addition, they advise having an emergency backpack containing tools, portable radio, and non-perishable canned staples.

Peru is located in the area called the Pacific Ring of Fire, where approximately 85% of the world’s seismic activity is recorded.


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