Earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 has struck northern Peru

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Seismologists have said a “major” earthquake of magnitude 7.5 struck northern Peru.

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The Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) said the quake hit a sparsely populated region of the Amazon rainforest, about 45 kilometers northwest of the city of Barranca.

This happened at a depth of about 100 km, which limits the level of aftershocks, the organization said.

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Nevertheless, the EMSC received several accounts from people living in parts of Ecuador, more than 250 km from the epicenter, who said they had experienced strong tremors – and some who felt minor tremors in Colombia.

The US Tsunami Warning System said there was no threat of a tsunami after the quake and no casualties were reported.

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But local media and eyewitnesses reported some damage to the buildings, including a church tower—part of a 16th-century complex believed to be the oldest Catholic temple in the Amazonas region—which had turned to rubble. .

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