Peru, May 27: A powerful earthquake measuring 8 on richter scale shattered Peru on Sunday, toppling houses and knocking out power in measure parts of the country. One person is said to have been killed and at least 26 injured as the shockwave extended into neighboring Ecuador.
The quake hit in a sparsely populated region of Peru’s Amazon Basin region. Frightened residents rushed into the streets in Lima as the quake was felt over a wide area. Peru’s civil defense coordinator said a man was killed under fallen debris in Cajamarca, 11 people were injured and more than 50 houses were left uninhabitable. Reports say 15 people have been injured in Ecuador.