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Magnitude-8 earthquake hits Amazon jungle in Peru

Magnitude-8 earthquake hits Amazon jungle in Peru
A robust 8.0-magnitude earthquake struck northern Peru within the early hours of Sunday, sending residents fleeing from their homes but there were no immediately reports of accidents.

The quake, at an "intermediate depth" of around 110km, was felt around the united states of america and even loads of miles away within the capital town of Lima, local government suggested.

"a few casualties and harm are feasible and the effect should be incredibly localised," the united states Geological Survey said, in a preliminary evaluation.

Quakes of comparable intensity "commonly purpose less damage at the floor surface (however)... May be felt at superb distance from their epicentres," it said.
Peru sits on the so-known as Pacific "Ring of fire" where most of the people of the arena’s seismic interest takes place.

The earthquake was around 75km SSE of Lagunas and one hundred eighty km east of the metropolis of Moyobamba, the USGS said.

There have been nearby reports of electric energy cuts within the towns of Iquitos and Tarapoto, Amazonian cities within the Loreto place of the us of a.

In February a quake measuring 7.Five with its epicentre in neighbouring Ecuador rattled the coast and Amazon place of northern Peru.

It left 9 people injured and triggered damage in Ecuador, but Peru turned into unscathed.

Peru is positioned in a seismically active vicinity, and on January 14 closing 12 months a quake measuring 7.3 killed  people and toppled homes near the southern city of Arequipa.

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