- 5.7 earthquake shakes Pasco, Peru
- The seismic movement was felt up to Lima Peru
- There is no material or personal damage after the earthquake
Peru earthquake: An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 was reported this afternoon of Friday, October 30 at 1:24 p.m. local time in the town of Pasco Peru, as reported by the National Seismological Center of the Geophysical Institute of Peru through its official account of Twitter
According to the portal The financial argues that TVPerú Noticias reported that the earthquake had a depth of 50 kilometers, in Pozuzo, in the province of Oxampampa, in the Pasco region, according to the Geophysical Institute of Peru.
According to the local Civil Defense authorities, no personal or material damage has been reported as a result of this seismic wind.
According to another portal the earthquake had an intensity of IV-V on the Mercalli scale in Pozuzo and did not generate a tsunami alert on the Peruvian coast.
The portal Andean and the National Civil Defense Institute (INDECI) recommends that, in the event of an earthquake, you remain calm and avoid panic.
Likewise, they also argued that it was necessary to develop a family evacuation plan and verify exit routes, taking into account health security measures against COVID-19.
Other users and citizens of this country also reported that the telluric movement could even be perceived up to various points in Lima, the capital of Peru, as indicated by the geophysicist of that country.
Despite the fact that between Pasco and this Peruvian capital they are separated by more than 269 km.
It should be noted that Peru is located in the area called the Pacific Ring of Fire, where approximately 85% of the world’s seismic activity is recorded.
They report at least six dead and more than 2000 injured after earthquake in Turkey.
Turkey earthquake dead. A strong earthquake on Friday caused at least six deaths and more than 200 injuries in Turkey, where it toppled several buildings in the western province of Izmir, and damaged the Greek island of Samos in the Aegean Sea.
A small tsunami struck Izmir’s Seferisar district, Haluk Ozener said, director from the Kandilli Earthquake Studies and Observatory in Istanbul.
In Samos, at least four people were slightly injured and a tsunami warning was issued.
Six people died in Izmir, Turkey’s third largest city, including one that drowned, according to the national disaster agency (AFAD).
Izmir Governor Yavuz Selim Kosger said at least 70 people have been rescued from the rubble. He added that four buildings were destroyed and more than 10 collapsed, and others were damaged.
Search and rescue efforts were continuing in at least 12 buildings, AFAD said.
The Turkish press showed the rubble of a multi-story building in the center of Izmir and people climbing to try to rescue trapped people.
Videos on Twitter showed flooding shortly after the earthquake in Izmir’s Saferhisar district. Authorities and television called on people not to take to the streets after reports of traffic congestion.
Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter that 38 ambulances, two medical helicopters and 35 rescue teams were working in Izmir.
Damage was also reported on the Greek island of Samos, to buildings and roads. The director of the hospital on the island said four people were treated for minor injuries.
The disaster agency said the earthquake had its epicenter in the Aegean Sea at a depth of 16.5 kilometers and registered a magnitude of 6.6.
The European-Mediterranean Seismological Center said the earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.9, with its epicenter 13 kilometers (8 miles) northeast of Samos. The United States Geological Survey said the magnitude was 7. It is usual for preliminary magnitudes to differ in hours and even days after an earthquake. Numerous aftershocks were felt in the region.
Izmir Mayor Tunc Soyer told CNN Turkey that some 20 buildings had collapsed. The city is the third largest in Turkey, with about 4.5 million inhabitants. The Interior Ministry tweeted that six buildings were destroyed. He added that there were small cracks in buildings in six other provinces.
What to do and what not to do in the event of an earthquake?
Peru earthquake: The earthquake is a phenomenon Naturally, we obviously cannot avoid them, and we cannot predict them yet. This sudden shaking of the earth can be very dangerous depending on the magnitude of the movement. So the best way to avoid large losses is to inform ourselves and prepare for any contingency.
Many of the Latin American countries are located in the so-called Ring of Fire. Precisely, the coasts of the Pacific Ocean are characterized by high seismic activity. The movements of the South American and Caribbean plates also affect Latin American countries.
What to do in the event of an earthquake?
The Chilean Ministry of the Interior and Public Security released a guide for the prevention and information in case of earthquakes. These are the things to consider:
It is important to always have the safe areas of your home, school or work identified.
In the event of an earthquake, stay away from furniture, lamps, and windows that could break.
Get down and cover yourself. The most important thing is that you protect yourself.
Stay inside your home. Take the stairs if you need to go outside.
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