On the 1st March 2019 an earthquake withÂ magnitude 7.0 occurred atÂ 08:50:41 UTC in southern Peru near the border to Bolivia, about 50km north west of Lake Titicaca. According to the EMSC and the USGS the event happened at a relatively great depth of about 257km and hence no major damage is expected. Strong earthquakes happen regularly in this region and are caused by the subduction of the Nazca Plate beneath the South American Plate. There is no tsunami threat related to this event because the earthquake is located too deep inside the Earth and too far onshore.
The earthquake was recorded at seismic stations worldwide, including stations of the Irish National Seismic Network (INSN), see seismic waveforms below (select figure to enlarge).
Further information about this event is available from the following webpages: