PIURA, July 10 (BERNAMA-NNN-ANDINA) -- An earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale jolted the coastal region of Piura in northern Peru on Tuesday.
Peru's Geophysical Institute (IGP) said the quake occurred at 00:54 hours local time (05:54 GMT).
The IGP said the earthquakeâ€™s epicentre was recorded 36 km north of Piura's Sullana province at a depth of 37 km.
According to Civil Defence authorities, there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
The coast of Peru is part of the Ring of Fire, a volcanic area that surrounds the Pacific Ocean.