Peru hit by 6.2 quake which injures two people
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.