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Peru : Earthquake : 2005/09/25

GLIDE:  EQ-2005-000167-PER

Duration 2005/09/25
Country or District Peru
Name Earthquake
Outline A major earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 rocked northern Peru Sunday night, killing at least four people, authorities said.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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Reuters AlertNet 2005/09/27
A powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake that shook Peru's northern jungle over the weekend has killed five people and made several thousand homeless, regional authorities said on Monday. The quake hit on Sunday evening at 8:55 p.m. (0155 GMT on Monday) and its epicenter was 56 miles (90 km) northeast of the coffee-growing town of Moyobamba, 445 miles (715 km) north of Lima.

BBC News 2005/09/26
The earthquake was centred about 85km (53 miles) north-east of the jungle city of Moyobamba and caused damage throughout much of the region. The earthquake also caused power cuts and disrupted telephone services in the area.

CNN NEWS 2005/09/26
"Several houses have fallen down and there are several people dead," Carlos Mori, a resident of Lamas, near Moyobamba, told Radioprogramas, AP said. "All of the residents of Lamas are in the streets. Most of the people are helping."


USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
A major earthquake occurred at 01:55:34 (UTC) on Monday, September 26, 2005. The magnitude 7.5 event has been located in NORTHERN PERU.