Earthquake damages buildings and leaves at least nine injured in Lima

Vista da cidade de Lima, capital do Peru. Pelo menos nove pessoas ficaram feridas durante terremoto registrado na cidade na sexta-feira (7).

View of the city of Lima, capital of Peru. At least nine people were injured during the earthquake recorded in the city on Friday (7).

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An earthquake recorded last Friday (7) in Lima, capital of Peru, left at least nine people injured, one of them in serious condition. The tremor, 5.6 degrees on the Richter scale, left one house destroyed and caused damage to others 17 buildings. Among the buildings affected are a health center and a religious temple, according to the latest report issued by the National Institute of Civil Defense (Indeci).

Power supply services in various areas of the southern region of the capital were also affected. Another consequence of the tremor was rockslides on several stretches of roads that link the Peruvian capital to other cities in the country.

The epicenter of the quake was located in the Cajamarquilla area, on the outskirts of the Peruvian capital, 01 kilometers from the center. The origin of the seismic waves was located at a depth of 116 kilometers, which amplified its reach to other locations on the Peruvian coast, such as Barranca.