Earthquake in Peru

Peru Earthquake: Horrible 7.5 magnitude earthquake strikes the northern region

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Peru: According to The U.S. Geological Survey a horrible earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 has struck in the northern region of Peru.

The earthquake shook Peru at 5:52 a.m. Sunday local time (1052 GMT). While it was extremely strong, it was relatively deep, — measured at 112 kilometers — which usually reduces damage and casualties.

The epicenter was 42 kilometers (26 miles) north northwest of the coastal city of Barranca.

According to the local media sources. A 14-meter tower in a protected four-century-old church collapsed shortly after the 7.5-degree quake recorded Sunday in northern Peru,

Peru: According to The U.S. Geological Survey a horrible earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 has struck in the northern
Peru: According to The U.S. Geological Survey a horrible earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 has struck in the northern

Video and photos posted online showed the historic tower, part of a 16th-century complex that was considered the oldest Catholic temple in the Amazonas region, reduced to a pile of stones, although the main atrium appeared to be still standing.

Social media posts also showed damage in other locations, including in a church in southern Ecuador. The quake was also felt in Colombia.

There is still no confirmation of damages or injuries from The Defense Ministry’s National Civil Defense Institute in Peru by the quake.

Peru has seen many Earthquake before ,because the country falls in the region of fire where almost 80 to 85% seismic activities occurs.