1 dead, 11 injured as 8.0-magnitude earthquake strikes northern Peru

An 8.0-magnitude earthquake struck northern Peru early on Sunday at a depth of simply over 100 kilometers, in accordance with the United States Geological Survey, killing 1 individual and injuring 11 extra.

The quake struck about 75 kilometers south of Lagunas, damaging properties, colleges and hospitals. Power cuts had been reported within the Loreto area following the tremor.

President of Peru Martín Vizcarra mentioned in a tweet that an evaluation of the affected areas is underway and urged individuals to stay calm. He informed the press the earthquake was essentially the most extreme to hit the nation since 2007.

Local catastrophe administration authorities are reminding individuals to be ready for critical earthquakes by holding emergency provides available and having household drills.