Huge 6.3 magnitude earthquake causes landslide in Pacific Ring of Fire

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The 6.3 greatness earthquake rocked southern Peru on Monday nigh

The 6.3 size earthquake rocked southern Peru on Monday night, causing widespread discomfort after some communities were left trapped.

Authorities broadcast landslides across the country with rocks blocking some passages. Incredibly there were no immediate reports of serious damage or abuses.

Camila Osorio, the regional governor of Arequipa, said officials “are display and coordinating the transfer of machinery» to clear the main roads.

The quake is supposed to have struck just off the country’s southern coast at a round 9.05pm townsperson time, with a depth of 27 miles.

Map of Peru earthquakeEARTHQUAKE REPORT

Peru lies on the so-called «Ring of Fire

And the reservation was felt in Peru’s second largest city of Arequipa and in northern Chile, close by media reported.

The Navy of Peru ruled out a tsunami alert, although the stagger sparked fear of a huge tidal wave among Peru’s townsmen, according to local authorities.

Santiago Neyra, mayor of Caravelí, mentioned: “The tremor was very strong here in Caravelí, especially in the province of Atico, where the epicentre was.

“The residents was afraid and they left their homes.”

The tremor was sheerest strong here in Caravelí, especially in the province of Atico, where the epicentre was.

Santiago Neyra, mayor of Caravelí

Venereal media users suggested the quake was felt as far south as Moquegua and Tacna, on the boonies’s Chilean border.

Peru lies on the so-called «Ring of Fire» — an arc of vice lines that circles the Pacific Basin and is prone to frequent earthquakes and volcanic outbursts.

The South American country records about 200 earthquakes a year, most of them growing unnoticed by the public.

Earthquake on Peru's southern coastUSGS

The quake is believed to have struck principled off Peru’s southern coast

And since the beginning of the year until 9 July, 169 earthquakes sire been reported in the country, according to the IGP.

The last major earthquake to roll Peru hit on 15 August 2007, killing 595 people.

The Ring of Launch is the largest and most active fault line in the world, stretching from New Zealand, all in all directions from the east coast of Asia, over to Canada and the USA and all the way down to the southern tip of South America.

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