No Damage Or Injuries Reported After 7-Magnitude Quake Hit Peru

No Damage Or Injuries Reported After 7-Magnitude Quake Hit Peru

LIMA, Peru, Mar 2 (NNN-PRENSA LATINA) – No damage or injuries were reported, from the 7.0-magnitude earthquake, that struck southern Peru early Friday, the National Institute of Civil Defence (Indeci) confirmed.

So far, the only damage reported are rocks that have fallen on some lines of communication, it said.

It recommended that in the event of an earthquake, people should “remain calm and avoid panicking.”

“In addition, a family evacuation plan should be prepared and exit routes verified. It is also necessary to locate both internal and external safe zones,” the Peruvian institution said.

The earthquake struck at 3:50 a.m. local time (0850 GMT), some eight kilometres north-west of Azangaro town, in the southern Peruvian department of Puno, with a depth of 270 kilometres, according to a report from the Geophysical Institute of Peru.

The National Emergency Operations Centre is also monitoring other Peruvian provinces and is coordinating actions with local civil defence authorities to determine possible damages.

The quake was also felt in some parts of the Bolivian city of La Paz, Bolivia’s Observatory of San Calixto said, on Friday.

Peru is located in the area called the Pacific Ring of Fire, where about 85 percent of the world’s seismic activities are recorded.– NNN-PRENSA LATINA


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