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05 Feb 2020 | 04:09 AM UTC

Peru: 5.1-magnitude earthquake hits northwest of Barranca (Barranca Province) February 5

5.1-magnitude earthquake strikes northwest of Barranca (Barranca Province) on February 5; aftershocks possible over the near term

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Event

The US Geological Survey (USGS) recorded a 5.1-magnitude earthquake 92 km (57 mi) northwest of Barranca (Barranca Province) at approximately 02:57 (local time) on Wednesday, February 5. The quake struck at a depth of 10 km (6 mi). There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. No tsunami warnings were immediately issued. Aftershocks are possible in the affected area over the coming hours and days.

Aftershocks are possible in the affected area over the coming hours and days.

Advice

Individuals in the affected area are advised to monitor the situation and prepare for potential aftershocks.

In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), move away from windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.