7.5 magnitude earthquake hits the northern Amazon region of Peru

In Chachapoyas province several houses were damaged

Published in 28/11/2021 - 12:43 By Marco Aquino - Reuters - Lima (Peru)

A magnitude 7.5 earthquake shook the remote Amazon region of northern Peru this Sunday morning (28) and was felt in Lima, capital located in the center of the country, and in southern Ecuador, causing damage to houses near the epicenter, but no record of victims.

The seismological center of the Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP) said the earthquake had a depth of 131 kilometers and that the epicenter was 98 kilometers from the city of Santa Maria de Nieva, in the province of Condorcanqui.

The earthquake was felt throughout central and northern Peru. Some residents left their homes as a precaution, according to local radio and television reports.

No damage was reported to the state-owned Petroperu's 1,100-kilometer pipeline, which crosses the Peruvian Amazon region to the Pacific coast in the north.

Walter Culqui, mayor of the city of Jalca Grande in Chachapoyas province, said several houses had been damaged, leaving three lightly injured. Part of the church tower in the area collapsed, he said.

In neighboring Ecuador, the earthquake was felt in 19 of the 24 provinces, with damage to some homes but no record of injuries, according to Ecuador's National Service for Risk and Emergency Management.

Text translated using artificial intelligence.

Edition: Aécio Amado

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