News Alerts

15 Jan 2020 | 11:56 AM UTC

Peru: 5.3-magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of Huarmey January 15

Peru News Alert

A 5.3-magnitude earthquake strikes southwest of Huarmey (Ancash region) January 15; no tsunami warning immediately issued

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/15/2020, 12:00 AM until 1/16/2020, 11:59 PM (America/Lima). COUNTRY/REGION Áncash

Event

The US Geological Survey (USGS) recorded a 5.3-magnitude earthquake around 45 km (27 mi) southwest of the coast of Huarmey (Ancash region) on Wednesday, January 15. The quake hit at around 04:45 (local time) at a depth of 51 km (31 mi). No tsunami warning was immediately issued. Aftershocks are possible in the affected area over the coming hours and days.

Advice

Individuals in the region are advised to monitor the situation and prepare for potential aftershocks.

In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), move away from the windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.

 

Copyright and Disclaimer
GardaWorld is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the material presented on this website. All such rights are reserved. The use of this website and its material is subject to the Terms of Use and accordingly you must not use any content from this website for commercial or other analogous purposes without our consent, including but not limited to any deep-linking or framing in order to copy, distribute, display or monitor any portion of the website. If you have any questions or are interested in distributing any content from this website, Contact us for more details.

Related news