21:31 GMT +310 December 2016
Live
    Earthquake

    Peru Rattled By 6.3 Magnitude Earthquake

    © AFP 2016/ Richter magnitude scale
    News
    Get short URL
    484304

    On Thursday, a 6.3 magnitude earthquake shook the southern region of Peru, according to the US Geological Survey. The earthquake, originally reported as a 6.2 magnitude quake, has since been upgraded to a 6.3.

    The quake originated roughly 19.9 miles beneath sea level, approximately 28 miles outside the town of Juliaca. Officials have said that the earthquake struck around 2:40 pm Pacific Standard Time.

    ​Peru's National Institute for Civil Defence (INDECI) reported multiple damaged homes after the earthquake.

    "In Lampa, 8 collapsed homes reported and 40 were affected in the Paratia district," INDECI said on Twitter.

    There were no immediate reports of casualties.

    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik
    • Сomment

    All comments

    • michael
      events such as this are seemingly, being reported more frequently.
    Show new comments (0)