These are the latest reports seismic registered in Peru, for this Sunday, January 16, 2022. Our country is located in the “Pacific Ring of Fire”, where the so-called convergence zones are located, which are borders of tectonic plates that collide with each other giving rise to subduction processes by which. These are introduced below the continental ones producing earthquakes and tsunamis of great magnitude on Earth, according to INDECI.
The entity in charge of keeping track of each tremor in the country is the Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP). Likewise, it provides official information every time an earthquake occurs through its different social network accounts.
IGP REGISTERS OF THIS JANUARY 16, 2022
WHY IS PERU CONSIDERED A SEISMIC AREA?
Peru is considered a highly seismic country due to the process of plate subduction and the dynamics of each of the tectonic units present in the interior of the continent.
WHAT ARE THE SEISMIC AREAS IN PERU?
According to INDECI, The coastal zone of Peru is the one with the greatest risk in the event of high-magnitude earthquakes. with relative frequency. “During the last 500 years of history, all cities near the coastal zone have been affected by earthquakes to a lesser and greater degree. At the same time, depending on the morphology of its coasts, tsunamis have been present in specific areas with greater intensity.”, specifies in a Official report.
In addition, the institution points out that in the Andean areas, the most exposed are Huaytapallana (Junín), Ayacucho, Cusco, Abancay and Arequipa due to the presence of important reverse and normal fault systems.
HOW IS THE SEISMIC ALERT ACTIVATED IN PERU?
The information is collected by the Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP) that alerts through the SASPE (Peruvian Seismic Alert System) if any seismic activity occurs off the Peruvian coast. Its main function is to guarantee the timely protection of Peruvians against earthquakes. can you see her here.
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