7.5 magnitude earthquake rocked Peru

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A 7.5 magnitude earthquake shook the remote Amazon region of northern Peru on Sunday and was felt as far as Lima in the center of the country, destroying 75 homes but with no deaths reported.

The seismological center of the Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP) said the earthquake had a depth of 131 kilometers (81 miles) and that the epicenter was 98 kilometers from the town of Santa Maria de Nieva.

according to local radio and television reports, the quake was felt throughout central and northern Peru. Some residents left their homes as a precaution.