Earthquake of magnitude 6.3 occurred in Peru

6.3 magnitude earthquake occurred on Monday in Peru, the site of the U.S. Geological Survey.

Earthquakes have been recorded at 00.11 local time (11.09 MSK). The earthquake lies at a depth of 39.2 kilometers. According to seismologists, the epicenter of the earthquake was located 15 kilometers south-east of the city of Ica.

No casualties or damage is not reported.

In 2007, the Peruvian department of Ica in the 8.0-magnitude earthquake killed 519 people, with about 1.5 thousand — injured. Nearly 17,000 people were left without electricity and phone service. Hardest hit the southern coast of Peru — Chincha Alta, Pisco, Ica, and the country's capital Lima.

Pacific through Peru is a "fire zone" — the band of volcanoes and tectonic faults up to 40,000 kilometers. He circles the Pacific Ocean, passing along the coasts of North and South America to the southern part of Alaska, then turns to Japan, the Philippines and Indonesia, and ends near the island of New Guinea, New Zealand and South West Pacific.

It is in the "Ring of Fire" is the vast majority of the known volcanic planet. There are also 90% of all earthquakes in the world.

RIA Novosti

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