7.5-magnitude earthquake hits the Amazon region in Peru

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A magnitude 7.5 earthquake hit northern Peru about 40 km (25 miles) from the city of Barranca this Sunday morning (28), reported the US Geological Survey (USGS).

The Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center said that the earthquake occurred in a sparsely populated region in the Amazon rainforest. Tremors in Peru’s capital Lima were also reported on social media.

O shaking was also felt in Colombia, Ecuador and the northern region of Brazil, according to the USGS.

There were no immediate reports of injuries. On social networks, residents of the Peruvian Amazon region posted images of streets with cracks and some partially destroyed homes.

The earthquake reached a depth of more than 100 km (60 miles), which limited the level of agitation.

The US Tsunami Warning System reported that there were no tsunami warnings after the quake.

A 1,100-kilometer pipeline is installed in the region. Petroperú, however, informed that no damage to the structure was reported.

(With information from Reuters. Published by: André Rigue)

Reference: CNN Brasil

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