Photo Story: The aftermath of the 8.0 magnitude earthquake in Peru

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One person was killed and at least 11 people have been injured in Peru after an 8.0 magnitude earthquake struck the north of the country on Sunday. There were a further seven injuries in neighboring Ecuador.

Earthquake in Peru
An aerial view shows a landslide caused by an 8.0 earthquake in Yurimaguas, in the Amazon region, Peru. Photo: EPA-EFE/GUADALUPE PARDO / POOL

Peru’s National Emergency Operations Center reported the death in the Cajamarca region in northwestern Peru.

One dead and 17 injured after 8.0 magnitude earthquake in Peru
People walk on a damaged road after an earthquake at the Santa Gema Port in Yurimaguas, Peru Photo: EPA-EFE/GUADALUPE PARDO

The earthquake’s epicenter was at an approximate depth of 115 km, according to preliminary readings from the United States Geological Survey, and it was felt as far afield as Lima, Peru; Caracas, Venezuela; and Quito, Ecuador.

Photos: EPA/EFE

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