Peru Earthquake: 5.1-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Near Capital

June 18, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Peru earthquake: A 5.1-magnitude earthquake has struck Peru on Tuesday, affecting the country’s capital, Lima. 

The official Andina news agency reported that the earthquake caused panic and forced people into the streets of Lima. 

The quake struck in the afternoon around 35 miles west of Callao, according to the country’s geological agency. 

There have been no immediate reports of injuries or damage. It was the second moderate quake to hit Peru in a week. 

Hernán Tavera, the head of the Geophysical Institute, told Peru This Week that there was a tsunami warning in effect on Tuesday. He also said that telephone service went down shortly after the quake.

Peru is located on the seismically active Pacific Ring of Fire that stretches around the Pacific Ocean.

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