6.1-degree earthquake shakes the coast of Peru

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6.1-degree earthquake shakes the coast of Peru. An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 shook the north Pacific coast of Peru on Friday causing some material damage and fear among the inhabitants of the Central American country, reports indicate other areas where it was felt.

The tremor was also felt in southern Ecuador, according to The Associated Press. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) said that the earthquake occurred at 12:10 local time (1710 GMT) with its epicenter 8 kilometers east of the city of Sullana.

6.1 magnitude earthquake reported off the coast of Peru

6.1 magnitude earthquake reported off the coast of Peru
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This city is located in the Piura region and the earthquake on the coast of Peru was registered at a depth of 33.2 kilometers. Local Peruvian television stations showed that part of a cornice on the façade of Piura’s cathedral, built in the 16th century, fell off.

Products from a supermarket in Piura were also scattered on the floor. The earthquake caused many citizens of Sullana and the city of Piura to leave their homes, but no damage was reported at the time of writing this note.

Earthquake damage reported off the coast of Peru

Earthquake damage reported off the coast of Peru
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Earthquakes are frequent in Peru, as the country is located in the Pacific Ring of Fire, notes The Associated Press. He pointed out that despite the intensity of the movement 6.1 degrees recorded off the coast of Peru the damage could be slight, according to CNN.

However, the seismologist pointed out that there is the possibility of some victims, but that the effects could be concentrated in certain areas, CNN points out. Multiple images and videos of the disaster are already flooding social networks.

Videos of the disaster after earthquake off the coast of Peru

Videos of the disaster after earthquake off the coast of Peru
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After the earthquake, videos of the disaster began to be posted on Twitter. One of the many videos has already reached more than 13 thousand views and shows the damage caused to a cathedral in the country after the earthquake, dozens of people are confused and recording the scene.

Another of the videos published on the social network shows a group of people witnessing land displacement in the earthquake area, in the recording of just over 30 seconds, people are confused and worried. To see the video click here.

Another video captures the exact moment of the earthquake

Another video captures the exact moment of the earthquake
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In addition, the video captures how large columns of dust begin to fall on the town that is located at the foot of some mountains and right in front of the sea. Another recording shows a woman preparing to be interviewed in what appears to be a restaurant.

Suddenly, the earthquake began to be felt in the area and the woman quickly got up, took her bag and started to flee, while the cameraman did the same and ran towards the exit. The video shows the clear movement of the earth and the screams of horror from the people. To see the video click here.

Panic gripped Peru

Panic gripped Peru
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“We are in an earthquake, we are in an earthquake,” said a man in the video of just over 10 seconds. To see the video click here. However, this is not the only earthquake that has shaken the continent in recent days.

This same Friday, authorities of the Colombian Geological Service reported that a 4.8 magnitude earthquake shook Colombia, so they immediately activated the review protocols in the affected area, the portal reported Pulzo.

Earthquake shakes Colombia

Earthquake in Colombia
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The telluric movement It was felt around 5:24 in the morning near Riohacha, capital of La Guajira, in the Caribbean Sea, in the north of the country, however, apparently there were no victims and they monitor the buildings to assess possible damage.

At the time of writing this note, it is unknown if the inhabitants felt the tremor, the truth is that so far no victims or damages have been reported, so the authorities will remain vigilant in the event of any eventuality that may arise.

Did you activate the alerts?

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In the Twitter social network of the Geological Survey, this natural phenomenon was reported and the question was raised that if he felt it, they would report it, but until this Friday morning, only one person confirmed, but said that it was felt in Tachira , Venezuela.

In social networks there were no people who reported the natural phenomenon or took video of it, since it was considered low intensity, which is why the seismic alert was not activated, which is only done when it is greater than 5.5 degrees.

Earthquakes shake Hispanics

More earthquakes shake Hispanics
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However, the Civil Protection elements as well as experts from the Geological Service, kept a close watch to dismiss any risk to the population, so they asked to be attentive to any report after the earthquake in Colombia.

In addition, last week, a 6.8 magnitude earthquake shook western Panama and its border area with Costa Rica, leaving some residents without electricity. Emergency authorities were assessing possible material damage in that region of the country, The Associated Press reported.

“Very strong, I think the strongest in recent years”

The earthquake was registered at 15:15 local time, 49 kilometers south of Punta Burica, Chiriquí province.

The earthquake was recorded at 3:15 p.m. local time, 49 kilometers south of Punta Burica, Chiriquí province, on the Pacific coast, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS, for its acronym in English). It had a depth of 10 kilometers.

“Very strong, I think the strongest in recent years,” Patricia Ortíz, a resident of the town of Puerto Armuelles, in Chiriquí, told The Associated Press by WhatsApp message. “As soon as the earthquake began, in seconds the power went out,” he added.

“It keeps monitoring the areas”

The National Civil Protection System said on its social networks that "the areas where the registered earthquake was perceived is being monitored
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The National Civil Protection System said in its social networks that “it continues to monitor the areas where the earthquake registered this afternoon was perceived. No damage has been reported yet”. Firefighters reported on social media that they were visiting hospitals.

In addition, they said they were investigating possible damage to some structures in Chiriquí. In that area of ​​the Panamanian Pacific, earthquakes are frequently recorded. On December 25, 2003, a 6.6 earthquake left two people dead and damaged road infrastructure and homes in Puerto Armuelles.

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