US Geological Survey (USGS) reported an 8.0-magnitude earthquake in northern Peru's Loreto region at 02:41 (local time) on Sunday, May 26. The quake was located 145 km (90 mi) northeast of Tarapoto (San Martín region) at a depth of 110 km (62 mi). Initial USGS reports indicate possibility of soil liquification in the areas affected by the quake. Power outages were reported in cities in the Amazon basin. No details regarding casualties or damage are available as of 05:00. Aftershocks are possible in the coming hours and days.
Individuals in the affected areas, particularly Amazonian regions of Peru, Ecuador, and western Brazil, are advised to prepare for aftershocks, anticipate power, telecommunication, and transportation disruptions, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities. In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves from falling debris if indoors, to move away from windows, and not attempt to leave the building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.
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