IGP: tremor of magnitude 4.0 was felt in Lima this morning

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Some people from Lima woke up at dawn, after a magnitude 4.0 earthquake who checked in at 3:03 am at 37 kilometers southeast of Tamboraquedepartment of Lima.

This telluric movement that surprised some citizens today August 22, 2022 had a depth of 112 kilometers, according to the Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP) through its social networks.

Where was the epicenter of the last tremor in Peru?

The epicenter of this tremor Monday, August 22, 2022 It was located 37 kilometers southeast of Tamboraque, department of Lima.

IGP: tremor of magnitude 4.0 was felt in Lima this morning

The manager of Disaster Risk Management of the Metropolitan Municipality of Lima (MML), Victoria Villarrubia, provided some recommendations which we detail below.

Villarubia specified that we must bear in mind that the Peru it’s a highly seismic countryso it is important to know from where to locate in an internal area, to how to move to a space that is safe.

Among the main notes of the specialist, we can highlight that the most important thing is to remain calm, especially if we are in charge or surrounded by children and older adults. Immediately, we must identify the beams and columns of the construction where one is (work, living, study center, among others).

Similarly, the official indicated the importance of be located just between the junction of the beam with the columnremaining in this place until the seismic movement ends or until a person comes to our rescue (if the sinister is of greater magnitude).

Victoria Villarrubia, manager of Disaster Risk Management of the Metropolitan Municipality of Lima (MML), explained that when it comes to modern buildings with a new construction system, it is important to identify the corridors that overlook the rooms of the apartments.

    Specialist recommends participating in drills.
Specialist recommends participating in drills.

“The most advisable thing is to locate yourself as close as possible to the walls of the corridors and evacuate the place once the seismic movement passes. If the tremor was of high magnitude, it is important leave the department, especially in the event of aftershocks”, he stressed.

The expert on the subject, who also led the undecidedadvised that, during construction, objects such as mirrors, showcases or flower pots that could fall near an exit or escape and obstruct the safe areas inside the house should be avoided.

In addition, he pointed out that, if it is a old house that presents damage, cracks or poor infrastructure, you must have the technical assistance of a professional who can verify this situation and avoid tragedies or human losses. “We must not wait for the last moment to take these notes into account. It is better to be safe than sorry, ”she stressed.

Before concluding with his recommendations, Villarrubia reiterated the importance of preparing the emergency backpackmake a family evacuation plan, order and indicate the escape route in each room and floor of the property.

What should contain an emergency backpack and reserve box to face an earthquake?  (Photo: Andean)
What should contain an emergency backpack and reserve box to face an earthquake? (Photo: Andean)

The specialist recalled that within the basic items for an emergency backpack, the following should be considered: bandages, gauze, tape, masks, hydrogen peroxide, topical cream, pain relievers, antibioticsin case we have any injured or delicate health person.

But that’s not all, he also asked to prepare essential medicines for children and older adults, who suffer from respiratory, allergic, digestive and muscular diseases. In case of having people with chronic diseases in the family, a special kit should be prepared with their doses and prescriptions.

“Don’t forget bottled water, canned food, a flashlight, and now a portable charger is necessary and very useful,” the official stressed.

Let us remember that the ideal weight of this backpack must not exceed 8 kilos. For its part, Indeci suggests including, with the aim of avoiding COVID-19 infections, soap, facial protectors, alcohol (liquid or gel), gloves.


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