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4.1 earthquake registers in Chimbote

Agnes Rivera

The port city in northern Peru had a startle just before midnight.

4.1 earthquake registers in Chimbote

Chimbote, along the coast of northern Peru (Image via Google Maps)

Maybe shifting tectonic plates just wanted to rock residents of Chimbote to sleep last night, when an earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale hit the port city in northern Peru.

According to the Geophysical Institute of Peru * the earthquake registered *at 11:13 p.m. Wednesday night. With its epicenter marked 87 km southeast of Chimbote, and a depth of 37 km, no damages have yet been reported.

“The [earthquake] was felt with greatest intensity in Nuevo Chimbote,” especially those on top floors of buildings, IGP’s director Hernando Tavera commented to RPP.

Chimbote is the largest city in the Ancash region.

Be prepared: Pack a Survival Kit
Living in Peru would like to advise readers living in Peru to make the necessary preparations to be ready in the event of a large scale earthquake. Find out where your nearest evacuation and congregation points are and check your building’s guidelines. If you’re not sure what to pack, you can check our survival kit guide. We suggest that you pack both a rucksack and a box.

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