ST LOUIS (LALATE) – A 6.6 Peru earthquake today 2013 has hit off the coast of Acari. The Peru earthquake today September 25, 2013 began within the hour. Damage assessment is pending, officials tell news.
USGS indicates to news that a 6.6 magnitude Peru earthquake began today just after 11:42 am local time. The terremoto en Peru hoy, a temblor off the coast, had a moderate depth. Officials tell news that the temblor started twenty-five miles below sea level. As a result the quake’s impact was limited to the region.
Officials tell news that the Peru earthquake today was twenty-nine miles south of Acari. It was fifty-eight miles southeast of Minas de Marcona and seventy-five miles southeast of Nazca. The quake started eighty-four miles southwest of Puquio and three hundred miles southeast of Lima.
The Peru earthquake today struck a region that has been impacted with similar quakes in recent months. In June a 6.0 magnitude quake struck the region. In November last year, a 5.9 Peru earthquake began in the central section of the country. The quake was thirty-four miles southwest of Campoverde. 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.