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At least one killed as earthquake rocks Peru
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At least one killed as earthquake rocks Peru

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 15 Jan 2018, 10:48 am

Lima, Jan 15 (IBNS): A strong earthquake of magnitude 7.1 struck Peru on Sunday, killing at least one person, reports said.

According to the US Geological Survey, the quake was centered 40 kilometers from Acari in the Arequipa department of southwestern Peru.

It also destroyed 171 homes, affecting over 700 families, while injuring 65 people, the Associated Press quoted national chief of civil defense, Jorge Chavez, as saying.

 

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