The deadly earthquake occurred while 21 million residents in the province were already under a COVID-19 lockdown. Authorities reported stones and soil falling from mountainsides, causing damage to homes and power interruptions.
The quake occurred at 5:52 a.m. (1052 GMT) and its epicenter was in the Amazon region, 42 kilometers (26 miles) north northwest of the city of Barranca. It had a magnitude of 7.5, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Rescuers found a puppy sheltering within the charred remains on a property impacted by the Berry Creek fires.
Indonesia's rumbling Mount Sinabung has erupted with a column of volcanic materials shooting high into the sky.
The eruption was the worst volcanic disaster in the history of the conterminous United States, according to the United States Geological Survey.
Bay Area non-profits are preparing to send aid to Puerto Rico after an advance team left Tampa International Airport Wednesday morning.
Helicopters have been loaded with boxes of food to drop through the bushland and canyons.