M 6.8 Earthquake, 80km SSW of Acari, Peru
2 hours, 5 minutes agoLocation: 108 miles (174 km) SSW of Puquio, ... Show more108 miles (174 km) SSW of Puquio, Peru; 155 miles (249 km) SSE of Ica, Peru; 201 miles (323 km) SSE of Chincha Alta, Peru; 312 miles (502 km) SSE of LIMA, Peru Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Posted 1 hour, 58 minutes ago – U.S. Geological Survey
An earthquake with magnitude 6.8 occurred near Puquio, Peru at 16:42:45.00 UTC on Sep 25, 2013. (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.)
Excerpted from ready.govAfter:
- Expect aftershocks. These secondary shockwaves are usually less violent than the main quake but can be strong enough to do additional damage to weakened structures and can occur in the first hours, days, weeks, or even months after the quake.
- Look for and extinguish small fires. Fire is the most common hazard after an earthquake.
- Be aware of possible tsunamis if you live in coastal areas. These are also known as seismic sea waves (mistakenly called "tidal waves"). When local authorities issue a tsunami warning, assume that a series of dangerous waves is on the way. Stay away from the beach.
- Be careful when driving after an earthquake and anticipate traffic light outages