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Tsunami threat cancelled for Peru, Chile

15 January, 2018, 00:37 | Author: Kristen Ingram
  • 7.3-magnitude earthquake strikes off Peru

Jorge Chavez, chief of Peru's Civil Defense Institute, told local radio station RPP that a second death was reported in the town of Bella Union.

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.

He said people were evacuating homes in Lomas district, where the epicentre was located, 42 kilometres south-southwest of Acari.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said that "hazardous tsunami waves are forecast for some coasts". The center later issued a bulletin saying no such waves were detected and the threat had passed.

The National Weather Service reported that the massive tremor sparked tsunami fears in the Pacific.

Peruvian maritime authorities said the quake did not produce a tsunami on the Peruvian coast.

An quake with a magnitude of 7.3 has hit off the coast of Peru, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

A magnitude 7.1 quake struck Peru Sunday morning, leaving at least one person dead and dozens injured. A representative of Southern Copper Corp said there were no reports of damage at its Cuajone and Toquepala mines in the regions of Moguegua and Tacna.

This photo released by Andina Agency shows residents in Chala, Peru, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, after an natural disaster struck the area.

In 1970 Peru faced the worst natural disaster in its history - the Ancash quake, more commonly known as the Great Peruvian quake.



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