As every day, management brings you the report of the Geophysical Institute of Peru on earthquakes in Peruvian territory. Located on the famous Pacific Ring of Fire which makes us a seismic nation, the IGP is responsible for providing all information on earthquakes in the country.
What are the seismic zones in Peru?
According to the National Institute of Civil Defense (INDESI), Peru’s entire coastal zone is one of the most vulnerable to high-magnitude earthquakes.
“During the past 500 years of history, all cities near the coastal zone have been affected by earthquakes to a lesser or greater extent. At the same time, depending on the morphology of its coastlines, tsunamis are present in specific areas with greater intensity,” the agency notes in an official statement.
Likewise, Indesi notes that other areas of the Andean region, including Huytaballana (Jún), Ayacucho, Cuzco, Abanque, and Arequipa, are prone to strong seismicity due to the presence of important reverse and normal fault systems.
How to prepare for an earthquake?
During an earthquake, Indeci officials recommend remaining calm and identifying safe areas inside and outside the home to avoid worrying about personal damage.
Additionally, they advise having an emergency backpack containing tools, a portable radio and basic non-perishable canned food.
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