Published on : Monday, December 23, 2013
Peru’s Geophysical Institute, or IGP, said the quake struck at 09:56 local time (14:56 GMT) and was not felt by the population.
The tremor’s epicenter was located at 90 kilometers (55.9 miles) west of Caravelli’s Lomas district, at a depth of 35 kilometers (21.7 miles).
According to Civil Defense authorities, there have been no reports of damage or injury so far from the quake.
Peru lies in the so-called “Pacific Ring of Fire”, which is the site of 85 percent of global seismic activity caused by friction between shifting tectonic plates.
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