Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits Peru

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits Peru
Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits Peru
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An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 occurred in Peru. The epicenter lay at a depth of 33 km and was located within 10 km of several large cities.

As a result of the earthquake, buildings were destroyed, more than 50 people were injured.

The earthquake was also felt in the Peruvian regions of Tumbes, Cajamarca, La Libertad and Lambayeque, as well as in the Ecuadorian provinces of Loja, El Oro, Azuay and Guayas.

The quake caused significant structural damage throughout the region, as well as landslides and giant cracks in the ground in coastal areas, especially in the Payte area.

  1. Sullana, Piura, Peru 8.4 km (5.2 mi) W Population: 160,789
  2. Querecotillo, Piura, Peru 9.6 km (6 mi) northwest Population: 25,396.
  3. Markavelica, Piura, Peru 11, 3 km (7 mi) WNZ Population: 25,645
  4. Tambo Grande, Piura, Peru 29.6 km (18.4 mi) E Population: 30,033
  5. Piura, Piura, Peru 31 km (19.2 mi) S Population: 325,466

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