Published on : Wednesday, April 9, 2014
An earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale jolted the southern Peruvian region of Moquegua on Saturday morning, Peru’s Geophysical Institute (IGP) reported.
The tremor struck 10:50 local time (13:50 GMT) and not felt by the population living in Moquegua’s province of General Sanchez Cerro.
IGP said the quake’s epicenter was located at 33 kilometers (20.5 miles) west of the city of Omate, at a depth of 114 kilometers (70.8 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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