A magnitude-6 earthquake hit off the coast of Peru on Saturday, according to the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ). The epicenter of the quake was situated at a depth of 24km.

This event followed a powerful tremor with a magnitude of 7 that shook the waters near the coast of southern Peru's Arequipa region just a day before. Although no fatalities were reported, eight individuals sustained injuries. After the earthquake on Friday, Arequipa experienced four aftershocks ranging from 4 to 4.6 magnitude, which led to some landslides on local roads.

The government announced on social media that it was actively monitoring the situation to assess the damage and determine the appropriate response. The US National Tsunami Warning Center had previously warned of a tsunami threat from the earthquake, noting that waves between 1 and 3 meters (9.84 ft) above the tide level were recorded along certain parts of Peru's coast.