Strong earthquake shakes southern Peru
LIMA, Aug. 3 (Xinhua) — An earthquake of magnitude 5 shook Monday the city of Pisco in Ica department, south of Peruvian capital Lima, causing fear among local inhabitants.
According to the Geophysics Institute of Peru the earthquake struck at 3:10 p.m. (2010 GMT), and its epicenter was 32 km southeast to Pisco with a depth of 50 km. The earthquake was also felt in a radius of 100 km, without immediate reports of any damages or casualties.
In August 2007, the provinces of Ica, Pisco and Chincha of Ica department and Canete in Lima were jolted by an earthquake of 8.1 magnitude, killing 596 people, leaving thousands of affected people and 70,000 destroyed houses.
Large earthquake hits New Zealand’s Southland
WELLINGTON, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) — An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the
Richter scale struck New Zealand’s Southland on Tuesday, the GNS Science
said, without immediate report of any damages or casualties.
The quake occurred at 6:49 a.m. local time (1849 GMT Monday) at a
depth of 12 km, the New Zealand Institute of Geological and Nuclear
Sciences reported. The quake’s epicenter was about 110 km west of the South Island city
of Te Anau.
The quake followed a series of aftershocks in the area after the 7.8
magnitude earthquake in Fiordland last month.
Magnitude-5.1 earthquake shakes off waters of Guam
HAGATNA, Guam — A moderate earthquake has struck in waters off the
island of Guam, but there are no reports of any damage or injury.
The U.S. Geological Survey says in a preliminary report that the
magnitude-5.1 quake struck at 11:47 a.m. local time Sunday at a depth of
about 21 miles. It was centered about 100 miles southwest of Hagatna and
230 miles southwest of Saipan.
A dispatcher from the Guam Police Department says there have been no
reports of injuries or damages on the island.
Four large earthquakes hit Mexico’s Gulf of California*
(CNN) — Four earthquakes — with magnitudes of 5.8, 6.9, 5.0 and 5.9
respectively — struck nearly next to each other in the Gulf of
California, between the western Mexican states of Baja California and
Sonora, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. There were no immediate
reports of damage.
Two earthquakes hit within minutes of each other, just before 11 a.m.
Pacific Daylight Time (2 p.m. ET). A third one hit about 30 minutes
later and a fourth 10 minutes after that.
All four quakes occurred at a depth of about 6 miles, the USGS reported.