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Magnitude 7.5 earthquake shakes Peru in the morning

A new earthquake shakes Peru again, this time of magnitude 7.5, the earthquake was this morning in Barranca and part of the coast, according to the website of the United States Geological Service, which records telluric movements around the world. So far there has been no damage, but work must continue in the cities where the earthquake was felt.

The tremor, according to this service, occurred at 10.52 GMT (05.52 local) and was located its epicenter 42 kilometers north-northwest of the city of Barranca, Peruvian coastal town about 175 kilometers north of Lima.

As announced by the Geophysical Institute of Peru through Twitter, the earthquake was registered 98 kilometers east of Santa MarĂ­a de Nieva, at a depth of 131 kilometers, a town further north about 1,100 kilometers from Barranca.

According to the US Geological Survey, earthquakes with depth between 70 and 300 kilometers in general cause less damage to the surface, although they can be felt at great distances.

This is the second earthquake to occur this Sunday in Peru.

The first earthquake

An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 shook Lima and the central coast of Peru this morning, No personal or material damage has been reported at the moment.

The tremor was registered at 1:32 local time (6:32 GMT) and its epicenter was located in the Pacific Ocean, 44 kilometers west of Callao, the port city bordering Lima, according to data reported by the Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP).

The telluric movement originated at a depth of 65 kilometers and was felt with a strong intensity by the inhabitants of Lima and Callao, who in many neighborhoods left their homes at dawn due to the persistence of the tremor, which lasted around 20 seconds.

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