Sunday, November 28, 2021

Peru Struck by 7.5-Magnitude Quake - Tasnim News Agency

Peru Struck by 7.5-Magnitude Quake

(Tasnim) – Peru was struck by a 7.5-magnitude earthquake on Sunday, with frightened locals posting videos online of their homes shaking and debris falling.

The epicenter of the quake was located some 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the town of Barranca in the northern part of the country, the US Geological Survey said.

There were no reports as yet of any deaths or major destruction caused by the disaster, which occurred in a sparsely populated area in the Amazon rainforest.

The significant depth of the quake – some 100 kilometers (60 miles) – had also reduced the impact of the tremors, but they were still felt as far away as the Peruvian capital Lima, separated from Barranca by almost 200 kilometers, as well as in neighboring Ecuador and Colombia.

Despite the quake hitting the coastal area, there was no danger of a tsunami, the US Tsunami Warning System said.


 Magnitude    Mw 7.5
Date time    2021-11-28 10:52:13.8 UTC
Location    4.45 S ; 76.82 W
Depth    110 km
Distances    269 km E of Loja, Ecuador / pop: 117,000 / local time: 05:52:13.8 2021-11-28
45 km NNW of Barranca, Peru / pop: 5,700 / local time: 05:52:13.8 2021-11-28

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  1. A 7.5 magnitude earthquake that shook northern Peru Sunday left at least 12 people injured and damaged hundreds of homes in the remote Amazon region of the South American country.

    The national emergency center reported that nearly 2,000 persons were affected by the quake, with the epicenter located 98 km from Santa Maria de Nieva town in Condorcanqui province.

    The earthquake was strong and had a depth of 131 km.

    According to US Geological Survey, such earthquakes with focal depths between 70 and 300 km cause lesser damage on the ground surface than is the case with similar-magnitude shallow-focus temblors. EFE


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