LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Two strong and shallow Peru earthquakes today 2013 have struck the southern region. The latest Peru earthquake today Friday, February 22, 2013 erupted within the last two hours. No reports of injuries have yet to be detailed by local news.
On Friday, two 5.2 magnitude earthquakes struck Peru roughly fifty minutes part. Officials tell news that the latest quake erupted shortly after 4:50 pm local time. The quake, however, had a nominal depth. USGS indicates to news that the quake struck only twelve minutes below the earth’s surface. As a result the quake could be felt across the southern section of the country.
Today’s Peru quake began only nine miles west of Huarancante, officials tell news. The quake was forty-one miles north of Arequipa and eighty-eighty miles northeast of Mollendo. The quake could also be felt ninety-one miles southwest of Ayaviri. No details of damage have yet to be indicated locally.
Friday’s quake had an epicenter near a 5.9 magnitude quake that struck the country in November last year. That Peru earthquake was thirty-four miles southwest of Campoverde, USGS told news. The quake was also forty-nine miles southwest of Pucallpa and seventy miles east of Tingo Maria. The quake also began one hundred miles east of Uchiza, officials told news at the time.