The Peru-Ecuador border region has suffered a major 7.5-magnitude earthquake, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre and 7.7 magnitude according to the United States Geological Survey.
Witnesses have reported of feeling the tremors in various cities in the border area with neighbouring Ecuador, according to Bluradio.
The earthquake's epicentre was located at a depth of 132 kilometres. The shocks were registered 132 kilometres southeast of Palora, Ecuador.
Hopefully the epicentre is in a region with extremely low number of inhabitants (map below), with a depth of about 140 km, it should not generate widespread damage pic.twitter.com/LGAyKpDrTQ— EMSC (@LastQuake) 22 февраля 2019 г.
There were no reports of damage or casualties.
In April 2016, Ecuador was hit by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that killed hundreds of people, injuring over 12,000 and causing serious damage along the country’s Pacific coast.