The Peruvian Geophysics Institute (IGP) Nationwide Seismological Middle introduced that the epicenter of the 5.5-magnitude earthquake, which occurred at a depth of 12 kilometers, was 198 kilometers north of town of Cayllom in the Arequipa area of the nation.
120 adobe houses demolished
Within the Maca district of Cayllom, the place 19 aftershocks occurred through the day, 120 adobe houses have been utterly destroyed.
MORE THAN 100 FAMILY LEFT HOMELESS
The authorities said that there was an pressing request for assist from the area and that greater than 100 households dwelling in these houses wanted tents and meals.
In the identical area, there was an earthquake of 5.2 magnitude on August 14, 2016, and 750 households have been left homeless.
PERU IN THE “RING OF FIRE”
Peru, one of many nations with the very best seismic exercise in the world, is positioned in the Pacific Earthquake Belt, also called the “Ring of Fireplace”.
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