Magnitude 7.5 earthquake strikes northern Peru: USG

An earthquake of magnitude 7.5 struck northern Peru about 40 km (25 miles) from the town of Barranca early on Sunday, the US Geological Survey said.

Published : 28 Nov 2021, 12:21 PM
Updated : 28 Nov 2021, 12:21 PM

There were no immediate reports of injury or damage from the quake, which was felt as far away as the capital, Lima.

The quake struck at a depth of more than 100 km (60 miles), limiting the shaking level.

The Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Centre said in a tweet the quake occurred in a very sparsely populated region of the Amazon rainforest.

The US Tsunami Warning System said there was no tsunami warning after the quake.

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