The Peruvian Navy’s Hydrography and Navigation Directorate ruled out that the earthquake caused a tsunami. However, it is recommended that citizens stay alert.
Peru is located in the Pacific Fire Belt area, where approximately 85 percent of the world’s seismic activity is recorded. Every year, about 400 perceptible earthquakes occur in this Latin American country.
On January 7, a 5.6 magnitude earthquake shook Lima and other nearby towns and left nine people injured and several homes destroyed.