January 23rd, 2018

7.3-magnitude earthquake strikes off Peru’s coast

By The Associated Press on January 14, 2018.

LIMA, Peru – The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 off Peru’s coast. There have been no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

The USGS says that the temblor struck 42 kilometres (26 miles) south-southwest of Acari at 0918 GMT (4:18 a.m. EST) on Sunday at a depth of 12.1 kilometres (about 7.5 miles).

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

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