Earthquake in Peru Thursday May 26 – Latin America – International

A strong earthquake shook Peru on Thursday. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the movement had a magnitude of 7.2 and it occurred near the border with Bolivia, 2 kilometers west of Tirapata and at a depth of 212 kilometers.

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The epicenter was located about 13.1 kilometers east-southeast of Azángaro, in the Puno region, and 30.3 kilometers west of Ayaviri, also in Puno, according to the USGS.

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The National Seismological Center of Peru, for its part, reported on its Twitter account that the earthquake occurred around 7:02 am (local time) at a depth of 240 km with a magnitude of 6.9. She located him 20 kilometers from Ayaviri.

Peru’s National Emergency Operations Center (COEN) wrote on its official Twitter account that the earthquake it was felt “between moderate and strong by the population”.

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“So far, no material damage or damage to life and health has been reported; however, the competent authorities continue to monitor the vulnerable areas,” the COEN said in a subsequent statement.

It should be remembered that Peru is located in the area called the Pacific Ring of Fire.where approximately 85% of the world’s seismic activity is recorded.