Magnitude-7.1 quake strikes off coast of Peru

Peru Earthquake Magnitude 7.1 Quake Hits Off Pacific Coast Killing At Least 1

Peru Earthquake Magnitude 7.1 Quake Hits Off Pacific Coast Killing At Least 1

The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the temblor had a preliminary magnitude of 7.1.

Its epicentre was in the Lomas district, in the southern region of Arequipa.

Earthquakes have struck terror into the heart of mankind since the dawn of time.

Several dozen people were injured in the quaked, but authorities back-tracked on statements that two had died and 17 were missing after an informal mine east of the coastal city of Chala collapsed, authorities said. It was felt as far away as Lima.

The quake hit offshore at 4:18am local time (9.18 GMT) at a depth of around 22.4 miles, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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The magnitude-7.1 quake crumbled roads and destroyed more than 100 homes, leaving hundreds homeless, President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said after arriving at the scene, about 350 miles southeast of Lima.

The quake triggered a tsunami threat to parts of the Pacific close to the epicenter, according to the US National Weather Service. There were no immediate reports about casualties.

The nation's navy said the quake did not meet the conditions that would produce a tsunami off its coast.

A powerful natural disaster struck off Peru's coast early on Sunday, prompting a United States agency to issue a tsunami threat message for parts of the country and neighbouring Chile.

It wasn't immediately clear if a tsunami warning has been issued.

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