Strong quake hits coast of southern Peru, minor damage reported

7.3-magnitude earthquake strikes off Peru

According to Peru's Geophysical Institute (IGP), the seismic event struck the coast of Arequipa Sunday at 4:18 AM.

A 7.1-magnitude quake 124 kilometers southwest of the town of Puquio off the coast of Peru, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The epicenter was in the Pacific Ocean 40 km from the town of Acari.

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.

So far, the strong quake has left one dead and several roads damaged. She said more than 20 people were injured.

President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said on Twitter he's en route to the affected region to "verify the magnitude of the damage and send the needed humanitarian aid".

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According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre, tsunami waves are possible within 300 km of the epicentre along the coast of Peru. The center later issued a bulletin saying no such waves were detected and the threat had passed. There have been no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

A tsunami threat has been issued in Peru and Chile following a powerful natural disaster just off the coast of South America.

The powerful natural disaster struck off Peru's coast early Sunday, tumbling adobe homes in small, rural towns, officials said.

The quake on Sunday initially sparked a tsunami warning for some coasts in Peru and neighbouring Chile, but this was quickly called off.

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