Like every day, Gestión brings you the report of the Geophysical Institute of Peru on the earthquakes that occur in the Peruvian territory. The IGP is in charge of providing all the information about earthquakes in the country, a land that is located in the famous Pacific ring of fire, which makes us a seismic country.
What are the seismic zones in Peru?
According to the National Institute of Civil Defense (Indeci), the entire coastal zone of Peru is the one with the highest risk for the occurrence of high-magnitude earthquakes with relative frequency.
“During the last 500 years of history, all the 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”, the entity specifies in an official report.
Likewise, Indeci indicates that the other areas exposed to a strong tremor are the Andean ones, including Huaytapallana (Junín), Ayacucho, Cusco, Abancay and Arequipa due to the presence of important reverse and normal fault systems.
How to prepare for an earthquake?
In cases of earthquake, the Indeci authorities recommend acting calmly and identifying safe areas inside and outside the home, in order to avoid regrettable personal injuries.
In addition, they advise having an emergency backpack containing tools, a portable radio and non-perishable canned food staples.