According to the seismological service of the United States, the strong earthquake which hit early this morning the coasts of Peru, had a magnitude of 6.2 in the scale of Richter, and was registered at 16.7 kilometers deep.
The earthquake was located 94 kilometers of the city of Paita and 102 kilometres from the salt industry town of Colan, near the border with Ecuador, the information provided by the Geophysical Institute of Peru states that was located 27 kilometers deep.
Likewise, the archipelago of Babar, located to the southeast of Indonesia, was hit yesterday by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake.
Indonesia is on the so-called “ring of fire of the Pacific”, an area of intense seismic and volcanic activity which annually produces some 7.000 earthquakes, most of them moderate.
In 2004, a strong earthquake in Northern Sumatra triggered a tsunami that took the lives of 226.000 people living in Nations bathed by the waters of the Indian Ocean; however, so far, the Pacific Tsunami alert Center has not issued warning signs for risk of tidal waves.
The two earthquakes generated concern, but there were no material or personal, according to the authorities.