Huaraz suffers heavy rainfall and a minor 3.6 magnitude earthquake

H uaraz, capital of Ancash region endured heavy rainfall for about an hour yesterday afternoon. The rainfall caused waterlogging in several streets of the jurisdiction and many businesses on the main street Luzuriaga chose to shut their doors. The downpour started around three o´clock in the afternoon and lasted for 60 minutes. Powerful thunder and hail accompanied the rain, which alarmed the population of Huaraz who had to look for shelter.

After the rainfall, at exactly h16:23:29 local time, the Huaraz population was alarmed again but this time by a strong trembling. According to the National Center for Seismic Accelerometric Monitoring of the Geophysical Institute of Peru, the minor quake took place four km north of Huaraz. There were no reports of damages.

For the next weeks, more heavy rain is announced. Normally the downpour leads to water and power cuts in Huaraz.

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