5.0 magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of Peru


BUENOS AIRES, Feb. 26 — RIA Novosti, Alexander Solovsky. Earthquake of magnitude 5.0 occurred in the Pacific Ocean, 80 kilometers south-west of the capital city of Lima in Peru, the data on casualties or damage not reported at the Peruvian Geophysical Institute.

Tremor was recorded on Saturday at 20.02 MSK. Its center lies at a depth of 70 kilometers.

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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