A powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake was recorded in northern Peru.
This was reported by the US geological monitoring service Usgs, which however specified that there is no tsunami warning.
Following the 7.5 magnitude earthquake that was recorded this morning in northern Peru, about 42 kilometers northwest of Barranca, no tsunami warnings were issued.
This was reported by the US geological monitoring service Usgs The earthquake, with its epicenter at sea, struck at 5:52 local time (10:52 GMT) at a depth of 112.5 kilometers.
The earthquake measuring 7.5 degrees on the Richter scale caused severe damage to buildings in various locations, and also the destruction of at least one historical monument: the tower of the colonial temple of Jalca Grande, in the Condorcanqui province of the Amazonas department. In the latter province, reports the Andina news agency, there is evidence of the destruction of houses in various towns and communities, such as in Tayuntza, in the district of Nieva. The Peruvian National Emergency Operations Center (Coen) has indicated for its part that the earthquake was particularly intense also in the departments of Cajamarca and Loreto, with an interruption of the electricity supply, but for the moment no victims have been reported. . As for the historic tower of Jalca Grande,local journalistic sources have indicated that its construction dates back to at least 500 years ago, and that inside it housed "extraordinary paintings in the Baroque style, with Catholic and Chachapoyan Indian symbology".