Peru hit by 6.2 quake which injures two people

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 06 June, 2017, 2:41am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 06 June, 2017, 2:41am

A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake shook northern Peru on Monday, injuring at least two people and damaging at least one home, authorities said.

The quake struck east of the city of Mancora at a depth of 18 kilometers (11 miles), the Peruvian Geophysical Institute said.

“Two people have been reported injured and a home has been damaged” in the northern Tumbes region, the National Civil Defence Institute said on Twitter.

Peru sits on the so-called Ring of Fire, an earthquake-prone zone spanning the Pacific.

Its last major quake was in 2007, when a 7.9-magnitude quake killed 595 people.