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Arequipa earthquake of magnitude 4.0. this afternoon was shaken

An earthquake of magnitude 4.0, with a depth of 20 kilometers, shook the region of Arequipa this afternoon, reported the National Seismological Center of the Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP).

According to the scientific body, the earthquake occurred at 3:23 am and its epicenter was located 20 kilometers west of the town of Mollendo in the province of Islay. 3 in Mollendo he had a ferocity.

IGP/CENSUS/RS 2023-0148
Local Date and Time: 03/25/2023 15:23:16
Magnitude: 4.0
Depth: 47km
Latitude: -17.07
Longitude: -72.19
Intensity: 3 Softening
Reference: 20 km W of Mollendo, Ila – Arequipa

— National Seismological Center (@Sismos_Peru_IGP) on March 25, 2023

Local Civil Defense authorities did not report any personal or material damage. In this regard, the Directorate of Hydrography and Navigation excludes the occurrence of a tsunami as a consequence of this seismic event.

03-25-23 15:23:16;
Size: 4.0 MW
Reference: 20 km W of Mollendo, Ila – Arequipa
Depth: 47.00 km
Source: PGI

– Hydrography of Peru (@DHN_peru) on March 25, 2023

This is the second earthquake that has occurred in the Arequipa region and in the region to date. The IGP indicated that an earthquake of magnitude 4.5 was recorded at 11 am with a height of 20 kilometers.

IGP/CENSUS/RS 2023-0147
Date and time location: 03/25/2023 11:27:13
Magnitude: 4.5
Depth: 20km
Latitude: -17.45
Longitude: -74.06
Relationship: 146 km S of Atico, Caraveli – Arequipa

— National Seismological Center (@Sismos_Peru_IGP) on March 25, 2023

The epicenter of this earthquake was located 146 kilometers south of the city of Attico in the province of Caravelí.

The National Institute of Civil Defense advises that in the event of an earthquake to remain calm and avoid panic. Likewise, it is necessary to prepare an evacuation plan for the family and verify exit routes, keeping an emergency backpack on hand.

Peru is located in an area called the Pacific Ring of Fire, where approximately 85% of the world’s seismic activity is recorded.


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