Strong Earthquake Caused Injury in Coastal PeruBack to list
A magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit coastal Peru, with the epicenter about 9 miles
southeast of Ica and 24.4 miles in depth according to the US Geological Survey. The
quake struck one early morning around the end of January, leaving more than 100
injuries and about 40 homes destroyed. Parts of the city of Ica underwent a
temporary power failure caused by the seismic occurrence.
The same region was struck by a magnitude 6.9 earthquake in October, 2011.
Impacts cast by the quake included properties leveled and residents left homeless.