Minor earthquake in Arequipa


A tremor measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale caused alarm in Arequipa on Friday, according to the national geophysical institute.   The event occurred at 2:53pm, and registered intensity II-III on the Mercalli scale at its epicenter and II in the city itself. There was no associated damage.  This is the 31st earthquake strong enough to feel so far this year in Peru. The strongest, experienced along the north coast and registering 6.2 on the Richter scale, occurred in February.

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