1 killed, 11 injured after a magnitude 8 earthquake strikes Peru
Aileen Cerrudo • May 27, 2019 • 4523
A magnitude 8 earthquake has killed one person and injured 11 in the northern Amazon in Peru on Sunday (May 26). More than 50 homes were destroyed including schools, churches, and hospitals.
A 48-year-old man was killed after a boulder struck his home, according to emergency officials.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported that the earthquake was around 75 km SSE (south-southeast) of Lagunas and 180 km east of the town of Moyobamba, Peru. It was also felt in Ecuador and Colombia.
Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra posted on Twitter that authorities were “evaluating the affected areas” and urged people to remain calm.
Meanwhile, there are still no reports from the Department of Foreign Affairs if there are Filipinos affected by the earthquake.
MANILA, Philippines – A magnitude 5.1 earthquake rocked Davao Occidental and nearby provinces early Wednesday (April 7).
According to a report from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), the tremor which was tectonic in origin struck 118 kilometers southeast of the municipality of Jose Abad Santos at 4:08 a.m. on Wednesday.
It had a depth of 91 kilometers.
The agency warned of aftershocks in the coming hours.
Instrumental Intensity I was recorded in General Santos City and Koronadal City in South Cotabato as well as in Alabel and Kiamba in Sarangani.
PHIVOLCS expects no damage from the quake as damage is possible only at Intensity VI based on the agency’s scale.
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