Two tectonic plates collided: the reason for the chain of earthquakes that generates alarm in Ica


Ica lives a situation of anxiety this Friday due to a chain of earthquakes that has been recorded since this morning. The sequence does not stop and adds, so far, 13 telluric events throughout the day, according to National Seismological Center of the Geophysical Institute of Peru (PGI).

The four strongest events have had magnitudes of 5.0, 5.1, 5.2 and 5.9, but have not caused damage to surfaces or human losses. According to the IGP, these events “have no relation to the various myths that exist about the earthquakes during this month in our country.”

Hernando Tavera, executive president of the organization, explained in a statement that the earthquakes that occur during the day are part of the dynamics of the Earth’s evolution, so that “they can arise at any time and at any point” of the territory.

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He also explained that this hip of earthquakes have been produced by the contact collision between the Nazca and South American plates.

“The coastal zone has a higher frequency of earthquakes of different magnitudes and even those of greater magnitude were those that occurred in the Ica region, for example, the earthquakes of 1942, 1996 and 2007. That is, at some point another event is going to occur seismic that the more time passes, the more energy will be accumulating, and that will cause an earthquake of greater magnitude, so you have to be prepared, “said Tavera.

Likewise, he stressed that we live in a highly seismic and cyclical country, therefore earthquakes will occur at any time and place, so we must be informed to act in these events.

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