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6.0 earthquake registers in Iquitos

Ana Gamero

A strong earthquake shakes the northern region of Peru after midday Tuesday.

6.0 earthquake registers in Iquitos

(Photo: Diario Gestión)

An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale and at 10.7 km depth, struck the Ecuadorian province of Pastaza in the Amazon region of the country. The earthquake reached Iquitos-Loreto and parts of Colombia.

The earthquake was registered at 12:49 pm on Tuesday night, with its epicenter in Pastaza, Ecuador, and a depth of 16,84 kilometers.

Occurring at almost the exact time, 12:11 pm, was a 6.0 magnitude earthquake from Levuka, Eastern, Fiji .

No damages have been reported. However, to prevent any aftershocks, residents in Loreto and Ecuador evacuated buildings and took precautionary measures.

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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