Peru Earthquake

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Published Sunday, January 14, 2018

The USGS said the temblor struck 40 kilometres south-southwest of the town of Acari, south of Lima, at 4:18am (local time) on Sunday at a depth of 12.1 kilometres.

The area is hit with 3 earthquakes of magnitude 7.3, and one of magnitude 7.1.

Yamila Osorio, the Governor of Peru's Arequipa region which is south of Acari, said there were no reports of casualties, but that there was minor material damage, including some collapsed roads.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre had issued a warning for hazardous tsunami waves for the coasts of Peru and Chile.

It said there could be waves between 0.3 to 1 metre above the tide level for Peru, and waves less than 0.3 metres above the tide level for the coasts of Chile.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said tsunami waves are possible within 300 km of the epicenter along the coast of Peru.

National Weather Service officials also claimed there is a tsunami risk, around 300 kilometers from the centre.
Source: DORRIS

Peru Earthquake Facts

Power: 7.3
Affected Area: 30 km.
Alert Level: Orange
Category: Geo
Response: Prepare
Severity: Extreme
Urgency: Immediate
Certainty: Observed

Killed: 2
Injured: 65
Missing: 17

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