April 22 The Peruvian Institute of Geophysics (IGP) reported on the 21st local time that seismic activity in Lima and recently in Tacna and Arequipa was the dynamic result of the fusion process between the Nazca plate and the South American plate.
“The magnitude of these earthquakes is light to moderate and does not help release the accumulated seismic energy, which is a warning to people and local governments to better prepare for large seismic events,” stressed Hernando Tavera, executive chairman of the institute. ”
Tavera points out that these seismic activities are a reminder that Peru is located in the most active seismic zone on Earth and often has crustal motion.
According to reports, Peru is located in the Pacific Rim seismic belt, is a country prone to earthquakes. On 15 August 2007, a 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck Peru, killing about 600 people and injuring more than 1,200 others.