According to the National Weather Service Tsunami Warning Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, a tsunami is unlikely anywhere across the Pacific from a significant 7.5earthquake that struck Peru this morning. The earthquake, centered roughly 26 miles north-northwest of Barranca, Peru, struck the northern portion of the South American Country away from the coast. The quake struck at a depth of approximately 70 miles.
Due to the strength of the earthquake, the Tsunami Warning Center issued 5 bulletins, bringing relief to people across the Pacific Ocean that a tsunami is unlikely. “Based on all available data, there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake,” the Tsunami Warning Center said in their bulleting. “This will be the only statement issued for this event unless additional data are received or the situation changes.” Bulletins were issued for the U.S. West Coast, Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, and the American Samoa.
While the earthquake struck overseas, more than 200 people use the United States-based USGS “Did you feel it?” reporting tool to report they felt movement associated with the seismic event.
The earthquake shook the remote Amazon region of northern Peru and was felt as far as Lima in the center of the country and southern Ecuador, causing damage to homes near the epicenter. At this time, no casualties have been reported by Reuters.