The Peruvian Government on Saturday expressed solidarity with the citizens affected by a
and asked citizens on both sides of the border to remain calm.
The telluric movement was felt with an intensity IV in the Peruvian city of Zarumilla.
The first reports indicated that there was damage to several homes, as well as public and private premises.
The epicenter of the seismic event was located in Ecuador —85 kilometers northeast of Zarumilla.
The large-magnitude earthquake was also felt in the city of Tumbes and in other areas belonging to this region, in addition to Piura and Lambayeque regions.
Update at 5:04 p.m. (local time): The earthquake has so far left 1 person dead, 29 victims, 73 affected, as well as 5 houses collapsed, 5 uninhabitable, 21 affected, plus 2 affected healthcare centers.