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Peru: 5.6-magnitude earthquake leaves six injured in Ica department January 24

Peru News Alert

5.6-magnitude earthquake leaves six people injured in Ica department January 24; aftershocks possible over the coming hours and days

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/25/2019, 12:00 AM until 1/27/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Lima). COUNTRY/REGION Río Grande (Ica department)

Event

A 5.6-magnitude earthquake hit 19 km (12 mi) west of Río Grande (Ica department) late (local time) on Thursday, January 24, leaving at least six people injured and causing minor material damages. Aftershocks are possible in the area over the coming hours and days.

Advice

Individuals in the affected area of Peru are advised to monitor the situation, be prepared for further aftershocks, and adhere to any instructions issued by local authorities. During an earthquake, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), to move away from windows and exterior walls, and to not attempt to leave the building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from any tall structures, such as buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.

 

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