LIMA, PERU — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.5 struck northern Peru early Sunday, damaging some buildings and blocking several roads with rubble.
Notable quake, preliminary info: M 7.5 - 42 km NNW of Barranca, Peru https://t.co/srx9QGJmyB— USGS Earthquakes (@USGS_Quakes) November 28, 2021
While the quake was extremely strong, it was relatively deep — measured at 112 kilometers (70 miles) — which usually reduces the possibility of damage and casualties.
The quake occurred at 5:52 a.m. (1052 GMT) and its epicenter was in the Amazon region, 42 kilometers (26 miles) north northwest of the city of Barranca.
It had a magnitude of 7.5, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.