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31 May 1990 description


UNDRO 90/0787

PERU - EARTHQUAKE
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
31 MAY 1990

1. STRONG EARTHQUAKE MEASURING 5.8 ON OPEN-ENDED RICHTER SCALE OCCURRED ON TUESDAY 29 MAY, AT ABOUT 2130, IN NORTHERN PERU. PROVINCE OF SAN MARTIN REPORTED TO BE PARTICULARLY AFFECTED. QUAKE WAS ALSO FELT IN NEIGHBORING PROVINCES OF PIURA, CAJAMARCA, LAMBAYEQUE, LA LIBERTAD AND AMAZONAS. THIS WAS SECOND QUAKE TO HAVE OCCURRED IN NORTHERN PERU WITHIN 48 HOURS, FIRST ONE OF LOWER INTENSITY WAS FELT IN CHIMBOTE ON THE PACIFIC COAST ON 27 MAY.