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Earthquake in Peru: immense magnitude 8 earthquake hits near a major city

Earthquake in Peru: immense magnitude 8 earthquake hits near a major city
The United States Geological Survey reported the disaster east of Moyobamba in northern Peru

A huge magnitude 8 earthquake has stalled in northern Peru, the largest in the world

The earthquake occurred about 180 km east of the regional capital of Moyobamba and at a depth of about 105 km.


American Tum Wuttke wrote on Twitter: "I totally felt that earthquake from a hotel room on the ninth floor in Lima, Peru, it lasted about a minute."

The tremors were felt in neighboring Ecuador, with shocked witnesses describing the buildings trembling as a result of the massive earthquake.

It is not yet known if there are casualties.