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News Release

Magnitude 7.5 NORTHERN PERU
Monday, September 26, 2005 at 01:55:37 UTC

Preliminary Earthquake Report
U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver

The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: A major earthquake occurred 75 km (50 miles) NE of Moyobamba, Peru at 7:55 PM MDT, Sep 25, 2005 (8:55 PM local time in Peru). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available.

Five people killed, at least 60 injured, about 70 percent of the houses destroyed and at least 200 buildings damaged at Lamas. Damage to buildings at Chachapoyas, Moyobamba and Tarapota. Felt (IV) at Cajamarca, Lima and Trujillo; (III) at Manta. Felt (VI) at Cuenca and Loja, (III) at Quito, Ecuador and (II) at Bogota, Colombia. Felt throughout Peru and Ecuador. Also felt in Amazonas and Rondonia, Brazil.


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