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Peruvians Share Videos of Tremor as Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake Strikes Lima

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Lima, Peru - Sputnik International, 1920, 23.06.2021
BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) - A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Peru, the country's Geophysical Institute said in a statement.

The quake occurred at a depth of 32 kilometers (20 miles), in the Department of Lima.

No damage or injuries were reported.

According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC), the power of some of the tremors reached 5.8-magnitude, while the depth of the earthquake was recorded at 40-50 km, depending on the focus.

Chilean social media users have shared their videos of the earthquake experience.

As reported by EMSC and the United States Geological Survey, earthquake shocks have been recorded in Peru for at least the last 10 hours, aftershocks sometimes reaching rather strong values.

Because Peru is located in a seismic zone, earthquakes are a common occurrence. It is due to the fact that near the Peruvian coast is the tectonic plate boundary between the Nazca and South American plates.

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