Latin America

Peru hit by 7.5 of magnitudes quake, neighboring Ecuador reports damage

18:06, 28 November 2021
Peru hit by 7.5 of magnitudes quake, neighboring Ecuador reports damage Photo: pri.org

A massive earthquake of magnitude 7.5 struck the northern part of the country on Sunday, according to the US Geological Survey.


The epicenter of the temblor was reported to have been located roughly 25 miles (40km) away from the coastal city of Barranca. 

The quakes were reportedly felt as early as 5:52 am local time. No reports regarding deaths or collapses to a large extent have been earned so far. 

However, there is footage showing a structure slowly crumbling under the force of nature.

Despite its force, the earthquake was relatively deep at around 66 miles (112 km) which reduced the power coming out of the depths.

Bordering Ecuador reported that its 19 of 24 provinces have felt the temblor also mentioning the damage it brought to structures, nonetheless no injuries among residents were reported, according to Ecuador officials.

The consequence of the earthquake was also a power cut which left several locations without light.

There hasn’t been a warning of a Tsunami followed by the temblor.