Four earthquakes in Peru in the last day of 2012

Four earthquakes with magnitude from 3.7 to 4.7 occurred in different regions of Peru, the last day of 2012, according to the Geophysical Institute of the country, information on casualties or damage were reported.

The strongest earthquakes of magnitude 4.7 occurred on Monday morning near the capital, Lima, at 3:46 am local time (12:46 MSK). Their epicenter was located 148 kilometers north of Lima, near the town of Huacho. Another earthquake of magnitude 3.7 occurred at 9:56 am local time (18:56 MSK) near the city of Ancona, 43 kilometers north of the capital. As the writing on the social network Twitter, these people felt tremors underground of the upper floors of apartment buildings.

In addition, on Monday night quake of magnitude 4.3 and 4.0 occurred in the city of Chiclayo (770 kilometers north of the capital) and Huancavelica (south-east). They were a continuation of a series of five earthquakes recorded in Peru on Sunday, which also were no injuries or material damage. The strongest of these occurred in the region near the city of Cusco Machu Picchu and its magnitude was 5.2.

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. It happens 90% of all earthquakes in the world. In Peru in 2012, 220 earthquakes occurred, the magnitude of which exceeded 4.0.

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