Moyobamba was yesterday at 8:55pm hit by an earthquake of 7.0 degrees in the Richter scale that caused the death of at least one person in Lamas, after which the local government of San Martín declared the department in emergency. The epicentre was at 85 km northeast of this city, had a depth of 115kms and latest 30 seconds.
Local authorities confirmed that the victim who died was not from the local
area that approximately 70 % of the region was affected by the earthquake.
The strong earthquake was detected also in Bagua, Pucallpa, Iquitos,
Cajamarca, Yurimaguas, Chachapoyas, Huánuco, Tumbes, Piura, Chiclayo, Trujillo, Huaraz, Lima and Ica. New agencies informed that the waves were felt also in Colombia, Ecuador and Brazil.