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It was announced that an earthquake of 6.1 magnitude occurred in Peru, located in South America.

The Peruvian Geophysical Institute (IGP) National Seismological Center announced that the epicenter of the earthquake, which occurred at a depth of 45 kilometers, was 36 kilometers southwest of the city of Chala in the province of Caraveli in the south of the country.

Authorities stated that there was no tsunami warning after the earthquake, but 8 buildings were damaged due to the shaking.

Peru, one of the countries with the highest seismic movements in the world,  is located in the Pacific Seismic Zone, also known as the “Ring of Fire” .

In Peru, 595 people died in the 7.9 magnitude earthquake that struck on 15 August 2007.

Recent earthquakes are recorded also in Croatia that destroyed many buildings. Philippines that is in the Ring of Fire was also shaked by 6.3 magnitude recently this December. 

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