Strong 5.6 magnitude earthquake was registered in Peru

A strong earthquake is registered in Peru. It was a 5.6 magnitude earthquake which shook the earth this Saturday morning. It was register...

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  • A strong earthquake is registered in Peru.
  • It was a 5.6 magnitude earthquake which shook the earth this Saturday morning.
  • It was registered in the Amazon region of Ucayali, with its epicenter in the Brazilian state of Acre.

Earthquake season is not over yet, and this natural phenomenon really terrifies people as on most occasions it brings along great disasters. Currently it is very common to see several earthquakes in different parts of the world.

On this occasion, a strong earthquake was registered in an Amazonian region of Peru, it was a 5.6 magnitude earthquake whose epicenter was in the Brazilian state of Acre, as reported by the Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP). The phenomenon occurred northwest of the town of Esperanza in a Peruvian area that borders Brazil, according to Agencia Efe.

Strong earthquake in Peru

Earthquake Peru epicenter Brazil
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This movement of the earth generated concern among Internet users who immediately saw the information about the strong earthquake registered on social networks. So far no serious damage has been reported in the community that suffered the earthquake.

Even the Civil Defense authorities have not reported, so far, that the strong earthquake has caused personal or material damage. Peru is located in the area called the Pacific Ring of Fire, where approximately 85% of the world’s seismic activity is recorded.

Earthquake Peru epicenter Brazil: It did not go to major

Earthquake Peru epicenter Brazil: It did not go to major
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Through its Twitter account, the National Emergency Operations Center (COEN) of the South American country was in charge of confirming the magnitude of this natural phenomenon. He also asked the people close to where the epicenter was not to worry and to remain calm, according to Aztec TV.

It is worth mentioning that the 5.9-degree earthquake was present on the border of Peru and Brazil, according to the version of the European Mediterranean Seismological Center, it was in the Peruvian Amazon of Ucayali. Where fortunately I was only in a small scare by the movement.

Earthquake Peru epicenter Brazil: Epicenter in Brazil

Earthquake Peru epicenter Brazil: Epicenter in Brazil
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It should be remembered that the 5.6 magnitude earthquake was registered at 7:52 in the morning in Purus, in the Ucayali region.. According to the National Seismological Center, the epicenter was 51 kilometers northwest of Esperanza. Different media immediately shared what happened on social networks.

On different occasions, an earthquake of this magnitude causes great damage to the community where it occurs. The telluric movement had a depth of 608 kilometers and presented a latitude of -9.51, and a longitude of -71.14. At the moment, no material or personal damage has been reported from this earthquake, according to Efe.

Earthquake Peru epicenter Brazil: tremors continue

Earthquake Peru epicenter Brazil: tremors continue
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Previously earthquakes of 7.3 and 5.9 degrees were felt in the early hours of this Saturday and shook the waters of the Vanuatu archipelago (east of Australia), in the South Pacific, and northern Brazil, without being reported so far. victims or material damage of consideration in both territories.

According to information from the United States Geological Survey, the earthquake in Vanuatu occurred 535 kilometers deep, as well as 600 kilometers southeast of Port Vila, the capital of this country, with no reported tsunami threat.

Earthquake Peru epicenter Brazil: Earthquakes of 7.3 and 5.9 shake Vanuatu in the South Pacific and northern Brazil

Earthquake Peru epicenter Brazil: Earthquakes of 7.3 and 5.9 shake Vanuatu in the South Pacific and northern Brazil
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Vanuatu, officially the Republic of Vanuatu, is an island country located in the South Pacific Ocean. The archipelago, which is of volcanic origin, is located about 1,750 km east of Australia, 500 km northeast of New Caledonia, west of Fiji and south of the Solomon Islands, near New Guinea.

According to information from CNN in Spanish, the earthquake that was present in Taruaca, in the north of Brazil, had a depth of 589.4 km, according to reports from the United States Geological Survey (USGS, for its acronym in English) Filed as: Earthquakes of 7.3 and 5.9 shake Vanuatu in the South Pacific and northern Brazil.

Earthquake Peru epicenter Brazil: One dead on the Greek island of Crete

A dead man on the Greek island of Crete
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One person died and at least nine were injured, according to authorities, after a strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8 on the island of Crete in southern Greece. The quake damaged homes and churches and triggered rockslides near the country’s fourth-largest city.

People took to the streets and the island’s schools were evacuated. Several aftershocks hit the region and exacerbated the damage in towns near the epicenter. The earthquake struck at 9:17 a.m. local time (0617 GMT), according to the Athenian Institute of Geodynamics, with an epicenter 246 kilometers (153 miles) south-southeast of the Greek capital, Athens.

“This was a strong earthquake”

"This was a strong earthquake"
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“This is not an unannounced event. We have seen activity in this region for several months. This was a strong earthquake, it was not under the sea, but under the ground and it affected populated areas ”, explained the seismologist Gerasimos Papadopoulos to the Greek state television ERT.

The Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center and the United States Geological Survey gave a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 with an epicenter seven kilometers (4 miles) north of the town of Thrapsano. The Athenian Institute of Geodynamics estimated the magnitude at 5.8. It is common for different agencies to give different magnitudes for an earthquake in the first hours and days after the episode.

Replicas

Replicas
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One person died and nine were injured, according to the Greek Ministry of Climate Crisis and Civil Protection, citing reports from local authorities. At first there were no details about how they had come about.

The fire department airlifted 30 members of its disaster management units with sniffer dogs and specialized rescue equipment. All disaster management and fire service personnel in Crete were on alert, the department said. At least 9 aftershocks later struck the area after the earthquake. The CSE estimated the preliminary magnitude of the two strongest at 4.6. Filed Under: Peru earthquake epicenter Brazil

“The earthquake was strong and of long duration”

"The earthquake was strong and of long duration"
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One dead after a strong earthquake. “The earthquake was strong and long-lasting,” Heraklion Mayor Vassilis Lambrinos told private television Antenna. “We have asked that the schools be evacuated. The children are outdoors in the patios ”.

Domestic and international flights to Heraklion airport were not affected by the earthquake, and the region’s hoteliers association said there was no major damage to any hotel in the area, where there are many popular spas (With information from AP). Filed Under: Peru earthquake epicenter Brazil

Volcano erupting on Spanish island becomes “more aggressive”

Volcano erupting on Spanish island turns "more aggressive"
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An erupting volcano on a Spanish island off northwest Africa on Friday opened two new fissures in its cone from which lava flowed and authorities reported that activity in the area was “intense.” The new fissures, separated by about 15 meters (50 feet), launched red rivers of melted stone into the sea, paralleling an earlier flow that reached the Atlantic Ocean days ago.

The volcano was “much more aggressive”, almost two weeks after erupting on the island of La Palma, said Miguel Ángel Morcuende, technical director of the department of response to volcanic emergencies in the Canary Islands. During the night, eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.5 were recorded. Filed Under: Peru earthquake epicenter Brazil

No victims are reported

No victims are reported
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The eruption spews gases and ash up to 6,000 meters (nearly 20,000 feet) high, authorities said. No casualties have been reported, thanks to the immediate evacuation of more than 6,000 people since the eruption began on September 19. An area of ​​solidified lava where molten rock falls into the sea covered more than 20 hectares (50 acres).

The authorities monitored the quality of the air. Carbon dioxide levels rose in the area, but not enough to threaten health, the local government said. However, he recommended that people stay indoors and wear eye protection in addition to masks due to the intense volcanic ash fall. Filed Under: Peru earthquake epicenter Brazil

 

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