A magnitude 4.6 earthquake shakes Peru’s capital

A magnitude 4.6 earthquake shakes Peru’s capital, 35 kilometers west of Huaral. According to the IGP, the movement had a grade III ...

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  • A magnitude 4.6 earthquake shakes Peru’s capital, 35 kilometers west of Huaral.
  • According to the IGP, the movement had a grade III and IV intensity in Huaral.
  • Authorities reported that the epicenter was recorded at a depth of 52 kilometers from the surface.

A magnitude 4.6 earthquake shakes Peru’s capital, 35 kilometers west of Huaral, according to the National Seismological Center of Peru (IGP) in its twitter account.

This Saturday morning, October 16, a magnitude 4.6 earthquake was registered. According to the IGP, the movement had a grade III and IV intensity in the district of Huaral.

They report a magnitude 4.6 earthquake that shakes the capital of Peru

They report a magnitude 4.6 earthquake that shakes the capital of Peru
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The earthquake occurred at 7:53 a.m. (local time) in Lima, specifically 35 kilometers west of Huaral, which is located about 75 kilometers north of the Peruvian capital.

The authorities reported that the epicenter was recorded at a depth of 52 kilometers from the surface, so that citizens could feel it with an intensity of grade III and IV on the Mercalli scale, that is, between ‘mild’ and ‘moderate’, reported The Republic.

No tsunami threat

They report a magnitude 4.6 earthquake that shakes the capital of Peru
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The earthquake was felt with intensity so it did not stop generating alarm among the inhabitants of Metropolitan Lima. However, the Directorate of Hydrography and Navigation of the Peruvian Navy indicated that after the earthquake no tsunami alert has been generated for the Peruvian coasts.

After this moderate movement of the earth, the local authorities in Peru reported that neither victims nor serious material damage were reported to be regretted. Of course, the population has experienced days of constant tremors.

About the Ring of Fire

They report a magnitude 4.6 earthquake that shakes the capital of Peru
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This Saturday, at 1:18 in the morning, a first 4.0 magnitude earthquake had already been felt in Lima. This first movement had its epicenter 30 kilometers north of Calango, in the Cañete province of Lima.

Nor is it the first time during the month of October that an earthquake has been registered in Peru. Just a week ago a series of seven earthquakes was generated during the early hours of Saturday, and this Latin American country is precisely on the Pacific Ring of Fire, where about 85% of the world’s seismic activity is recorded.

What to do in the event of an earthquake?

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The Chilean Ministry of the Interior and Public Security released a guide for the prevention and information in case of earthquakes. These are the aspects that you should consider: 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.

Duck and cover. The most important thing is that you protect yourself. Stay inside your home. Take the stairs if you need to go outside. If you are on the street, stay away from buildings and power poles. Protect your head with your arms. If you are driving, stop the car in a safe place. Put on the flashing lights

Other suggestions in case of earthquake

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Other suggestions are: Do not walk barefoot, you could hurt yourself with a sharp object that has fallen to the ground. Use flashlights. Don’t light candles or use matches. If you are trapped, hit with an object to signal your position. It is not advisable to yell, on the contrary, cover your mouth and nose so that the dust does not affect you.

It is also important to have a emergency kit Containing: A list of emergency telephone numbers, primary medical assistance items, portable radio with batteries, flashlight with batteries and important documents such as birth certificates, marriage certificates or deeds, as indicated by Civil Protection of Mexico.

What things should NOT be done?

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Elevators or elevators should not be used in the event of an earthquake. Do not use matches or lighters. To illuminate, use flashlights. Avoid running, yelling, or pushing others. Keep calm. Avoid staying near kitchens or places where there are power lines.

It is advisable to have the account of the official security organizations in your country on your social networks so that you stay informed. This way you get information from the right source and know what to do or where to go in the event of an unexpected situation. They report a magnitude 4.6 earthquake that shakes the capital of Peru.

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