Strong earthquake strikes northern Peru

Strong earthquake strikes northern Peru

An earthquake with a magnitude as high as 8.0 stuck northern Peru in the early hours of Sunday morning, the United States Geological Survey reported, according to Reuters.

The quake, at an “intermediate depth” of around 110 kilometres, was felt around the country and even hundreds of miles away in the capital city of Lima, local authorities reported.

There were no initial reports of casualties or of significant damage.

Peru sits on the so-called Pacific “Ring of Fire” where the majority of the world seismic activity occurs.