Earthquake of magnitude 5.9 occurred in Peru

Earthquake of magnitude 5.9 occurred 780 km north-east of the capital city of Lima, Peru, the data on casualties or damage not reported at the U.S. Geological Survey.

Tremor was recorded on Saturday at 18.57 MSK 55 kilometers south of the city Kampoverde. Its center lies at a depth of 118 kilometers.

According to the data of the Geophysical Institute of Peru was 6.0 magnitude aftershocks.

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.

Category: Natural disasters and the environment

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