Peru was hit by a magnitude 7.5 earthquake earlier this morning.
According to the US Geological Survey, the quake began about 28 miles northwest of Baranka at 5:52 am on Sunday.
The epicenter of the quake recorded in the less populated areas of the Amazon rainforest was 80 kilometers deep.
There are no immediate reports of post-earthquake injuries, but videos on social media show evidence of the destruction it left behind.
Debris lined up on the streets of the northern part of the country as the building was struck by the brunt of the damage.
Another clip showed part of the collapse of the building in front of the horrified locals.
It felt as far away as the capital Lima, but its depth was said to have limited the level of shaking.
However, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC), the people of Ecuador were feeling shivering.
“I felt pretty strong in Ecuador’s Roja, and the light ones fell,” said one local.
Another claimed to have felt a “strong and long tremor.”
No tsunami warning was issued after the earthquake.
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Peru damaged buildings in a powerful early morning earthquake of magnitude 7.5 in the northern part of the country.
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