Saturday, February 24, 2024

A 3.7-magnitude earthquake shook the region this morning

Earthquakes of magnitude 3.7 shook the region this morning, reported the Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP) on its web page.

The epicenter of earthquakes—felt at 4:33 am—is located in the ocean, 45 kilometers southwest of Mala, in the province of Cañete, at a depth of 52 kilometers.

He said the tremor was felt at the intensity of grade II on the Mercalli scale in the town of Mala.

Local authorities have not reported material damage or casualties due to this event.

In the event of a major earthquake, the Civil Defense Institute (Undeci) recommends having an emergency backpack ready with basic supplies and a reserve box containing a small pantry.

The backpack can be personalized with items according to the needs of each family, such as the presence of infants, small children, the elderly, people with disabilities, or certain diseases.

Among the essential items in an emergency backpack are: antibacterial gel, toilet paper, hand and face towels, pack of wet cloths, flashlight and batteries, portable radio, whistle, first aid kit, canned food, package of cookies, water, bottled water, and chocolate bars.

In addition, an agenda with emergency phone numbers, writing utensils, a fleece blanket, slippers, money, resistant plastic bags, a multipurpose knife, work gloves, a lighter, polyester rope, plastic for the floor or ceiling, multipurpose adhesive tape, a backpack, and a face mask.

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