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article imagePacific Ring of Fire shakes Peru next

By Gar Swaffar     Jun 7, 2012 in Environment
A Peruvian earthquake today follows recent earthquakes of a 4.7 magnitude temblor in Japan and a 5.8 tremor off the coast of Panama.
As reported earlier at DJ, several strong earthquakes have been shaking the Pacific Ring of Fire lately, including one in Panama, and one in Japan. The latest is a tremor in Peru as reported by the US Geological Survey.
The depth of the 6.0 magnitude quake, at 62 miles (99 km), is likely to prevent any major damage even at the epicenter, depending on the localized geology structure of the area.
The temblor struck at 16:03:18 UTC today, and was 54 km West of Lluta, Peru.
The "Ring" seems rather active recently in the strong earthquake magnitudes. The tremors in the low ranges are sometimes suggested to be a safety valve to forestall even larger shakers which can cause major damage and loss of life.
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