Magnitude 5.9 Earthquake Near Peru’s Central Coast, No Damage Reported

Reuters
By Reuters
October 28, 2022Americas
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Magnitude 5.9 Earthquake Near Peru’s Central Coast, No Damage Reported
A map shows the location of a magnitude 5.9 earthquake near Peru's central coast on Oct. 28, 2022. (USGS/Screenshot via The Epoch Times)

An earthquake of a revised magnitude 5.9 struck near the coast of central Peru on Friday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said, with the country’s emergency authorities saying there had not been any reports of damage.

The quake was at a depth of 15 kilometers (9.32 miles), EMSC added.

EMSC initially said the quake had a 5.8 magnitude. It lowered this to 5.3 but then revised it again, this time up to 5.9.

Peru’s emergency authorities (COEN) said on Twitter that residents felt the quake “slightly” and that monitoring was continuing in vulnerable areas.

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