The seismic activity in Peru has its origin in the convergence process between the Nazca and South American plates. Such convergence takes place at an average speed on the order of 7–8 cm/year (DeMets et al. 1980; Norabuena et al. 1999). This process is responsible for the offshore earthquakes with depths smaller than 60 km that take place off the coast of Peru (Dorbath et al. 1990; Tavera and Buforn 2001), which are all associated with seismogenic contact. Moderate to large earthquakes occur on average at a rate of more than 60 per year...

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