A 7.0 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE has struck just north of Juliaca, Peru, about 100 miles NW of Arequipa on March 1, 2019. As of now there are no reports of injuries or damage.
The deep powerful earthquake hit at a depth of 260 kilometers and was felt in the regions of Cusco, Apurímac, Tacna, Arequipa and Moquegua in Peru, Bolivia and the northern part of Chile – Tarapaca, Antofagasta, Arica and Parinacota. The epicenter was situated about 8 kilometers from the Peruvian city of Azángaro.
Some lamps started moving, following the beat of the quake wave:
The National Emergency Office of the Ministry of the Interior and Public Security (ONEMI) prompted a “preventive evacuation” due to the threat of a tsunami in the Arica and Parinacota region in Chile. It was canceled shortly after as the earthquake was too deep to generate a tsunami on the coasts of Chile.
#SHOA indica que las características del sismo no reúnen las condiciones necesarias para generar un tsunami en las costas de chile. #ONEMI cancela evacuación preventiva del borde costero de la región de Arica y Parinacota.— onemichile (@onemichile) March 1, 2019
But still the tsunami alarm rang during a few minutes:
There is no information about possible victims or material damages.
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