According to USGS, the epicenter of the earthquake was at an approximate depth of 115 km and was felt as far as Lima in Peru. Caracas, Venezuela; and Quito, Ecuador.
"We are investigating the affected areas and I urge all our citizens to remain calm."
Peru's National Emergency Operations Center tweeted that the earthquake was being felt in several parts of the country and surveillance is continuing.
Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno also tweeted: "I am waiting for the information on the strong earthquake that occurred this morning." 4] In January 2018, two people were killed in a magnitude 7.1 earthquake in southern Peru.
At least 65 people were injured in the cities of Arequipa, Ica and Ayacucho in southern Peru, according to the National Civil Defense Institute.
On August 15, 2007, a magnitude 8.0 earthquake occurred about 100 miles south of the Peruvian capital Lima, killing around 514 people.