Magnitude 7.5 Earthquake Strikes Northern Peru

A powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck the Amazonas region in northern Peru early on Sunday, according to Peru’s National Seismology Center and the  U.S. Geological  Survey.

The earthquake’s epicenter was located approximately 25 miles (40 km) from the town of Barrancawas at a recorded depth of 69.5 miles (112 km).

The earthquake occurred in a very thinly populated area of the Amazon rainforest, however was felt in the capital city of Lima, and in neighboring towns.

There were no immediate reports of injuries,  however  damage was reported to buildings and infrastructure i the region

President Pedro Castillo Terrones tweeted, “All my solidarity with the people of  Amazonas in the face of the strong earthquake. I have arranged for the  ministries and members of the executive branch to implement immediate  action. You are not alone, brothers. We will support those affected by  structural damage.”

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