Powerful 8.0 magnitude earthquake kills one in Peru

A 8.0 magnitude earthquake shook the Amazon jungle in north-central Peru Sunday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. At least one person was killed.

The quake, at a moderate depth of 70 miles, struck at 2:41 a.m. in a nature preserve about 60 miles east of Yurimaguas.

Ricardo Seijas, chief of the National Emergency Operations Center, said one person died when a rock fell on a house in the Huarango district. A preliminary survey by authorities found that six people were injured and 27 homes damaged across seven provinces. Three schools, three hospitals and two churches were also affected.

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