Dozens of houses destroyed as magnitude-7.5 earthquake hits northern Peru

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake shook the remote Amazon region of northern Peru on Sunday and was felt as far as Lima in the center of the country, destroying 75 homes but with no deaths reported. The seismological center of the Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP) said the earthquake had a depth of 131 kilometers (81… Read More Dozens of houses destroyed as magnitude-7.5 earthquake hits northern Peru

One dead as magnitude 8.0 earthquake rocks northern Peru

Peruvian authorities were scrambling to assess the damage after an earthquake with a magnitude as high as 8.0 rocked the Peruvian Amazon region in the early hours of Sunday morning, leaving at least one person dead. Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra left Lima early this morning to survey the damage following the strong quake that struck… Read More One dead as magnitude 8.0 earthquake rocks northern Peru

One dead, twenty injured as magnitude-7.1 earthquake hits southern Peru

A strong earthquake struck the coast of southern Peru on Sunday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, leaving one dead and around 20 injured and causing homes and roads to collapse. The 7.1 magnitude quake hit at 4:18 a.m. local time (0918 GMT) at a depth of around 10 km (6 miles), the USGS… Read More One dead, twenty injured as magnitude-7.1 earthquake hits southern Peru