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    “Central Peru Coast Shaken by 7.2 Magnitude Quake; Tsunami Alert Rescinded”


    7.2 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Central Peru Coast; Tsunami Alert Lifted

    A powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake rattled the central coast of Peru on Friday, triggering initial tsunami warnings that were later lifted, according to reports from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

    The earthquake epicenter was located 8.8 kilometers (about 5.5 miles) from the Atiquipa district. The USGS initially reported the quake’s magnitude, indicating strong shaking near the epicenter. Despite early concerns, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center swiftly reassured that the threat of hazardous tsunami waves had subsided.

    “Following the earthquake, there is no longer a tsunami threat,” stated the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, alleviating fears among residents along the affected coasts.

    Peru, home to approximately 33 million people, is situated along the Pacific Ring of Fire, a region renowned for its frequent seismic activity stretching along the western coast of the Americas. The country experiences hundreds of noticeable earthquakes annually due to its geological positioning within this volatile zone.

    The occurrence of earthquakes in Peru underscores the region’s susceptibility to seismic events, emphasizing the importance of preparedness and swift response measures in safeguarding lives and property.

    Sources By Agencies

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