Photo: 7.0 Earthquake Hits Peru
The Global Seismographic Network (USGS) is reporting a 7.0 magnitude earthquake has hit a remote and sparsely populated area of Peru, some 370 miles from the capital city of Lima.
This Andes earthquake is approximately 10 times more powerful than yesterday’s Virginia/Washington D.C.’s 5.8 quake. The quake, whose epicenter was near the Amazon town of Pucallpa, resulted in downed telephone lines and reports of collapsed homes. The quake was felt in Peru and other towns but no reports of injuries or major damage is being reported.
The fact that the epicenter was in a remote and rural area severe infrastructure damage was not expected.