Massive 7.3 magnitude natural disaster hits coast of Peru

Massive 7.3 magnitude natural disaster hits coast of Peru

Massive 7.3 magnitude natural disaster hits coast of Peru

The U.S. Geological Survey said the early morning quake had a magnitude of 7.1 and was centered 25 miles, about 40 kilometers, from Acari in the Arequipa department of southwestern Peru.

The USGS says that the temblor struck 42 km south-southwest of Acari at 9.18 GMT (2.48 p.m. IST) on January 14 at a depth of 12.1 km.

The Peruvian coast was rocked by a 7.1 magnitude natural disaster Sunday morning. Jorge Chavez, chief of Peru's Civil Defense Institute (INDECI), told local radio station RPP that a second death was reported in the town of Bella Union.

"There are several homes affected and it is possible that the count of victims and injured will rise", Mr Chavez said.
A magnitude-8.0 quake struck a coastal area farther north in August 2007, killing more than 500 people and injuring hundreds more. A Southern Copper Corp representative said there were no reports of damage at its Cuajone and Toquepala mines.

Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski traveled to the region and flew over the quake zone.

Chelsea vs Leicester City, Premier League
Antonio Conte says it is up to Chelsea whether he stays at the club or not. But I trust in my work and what we are doing in these two seasons.

Adobe houses were leveled in the coastal town of Lomas and elsewhere in the surrounding area, Santiago Neyra, the mayor of the nearby town of Caraveli said.

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

Earthquakes are common along Peru's coast.

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

Recommended News

  • Tamil Nadu: Salary hike only for MLAs, not for transport employees?

    Tamil Nadu: Salary hike only for MLAs, not for transport employees?

    The Tamil Nadu Payment of Salaries (Amendment) Act, 1951, once passed, will come into effect retrospectively from July 2017. However, the workers, who demand a 2.57-time hike, stepped up their protest and held demonstrations.
    Weather: Major mess heading into the weekend (1/12 AM)

    Weather: Major mess heading into the weekend (1/12 AM)

    Temperatures in some parts of Orlando may see a 15-degree difference from Friday into Saturday , according to weather forecasts. The cold temperatures will continue throughout the weekend and next week, the weather service says.
    Hollywood uproad over Mark Wahlberg-Michelle Williams pay gap

    Hollywood uproad over Mark Wahlberg-Michelle Williams pay gap

    In previous interviews , Williams indicated she was willing to earn just the per diem or waive her salary to save the film. In December, Scott told USA Today that the undertaking was aided by the fact that "everyone did it for nothing".
  • Saints vs. Vikings: Highlights, game tracker from Divisional Round

    Saints vs. Vikings: Highlights, game tracker from Divisional Round

    Do you know why? Here we are 125 days later, and the Vikings and Saints are set to meet in Minnesota yet again. They became the first duo in National Football League history each gain at least 1,500 yards from scrimmage.
    Robert Whittaker out of UFC 221 title defense due to injury

    Robert Whittaker out of UFC 221 title defense due to injury

    In the short term, despite being well-tailored to the local audience, UFC 221 was a one-fight card for the rest of the world. Pierre vacated the middleweight belt in December and Whittaker, a Sydney resident, was promoted to outright champion.
    Overwatch League seeing a lot of traction — Activision Blizzard CEO

    Overwatch League seeing a lot of traction — Activision Blizzard CEO

    Video game giant Blizzard released 312 new skins for the entire " Overwatch " roster to make the current league more exciting. In the second match of the day, the Shanghai Dragons arguably looked even worse than they did in the preseason.
  • Australia vs England ODI Series

    Australia vs England ODI Series

    We weren't able to do that, and we didn't start as well as we'd like with the ball either, they got off to a flying start. England , however, with an explosive and long batting line-up are unlikely to daunted by the task at hand.
    Wendy Williams launched a savage attack on

    Wendy Williams launched a savage attack on "pregnant" Kylie Jenner

    HollywoodLifers , are you excited that Kylie might be in labor? " Kylie and Travis came in right after the lunch rush". However, turns out she has a good reason - she's recharging. "There's too much secrecy around it", Ellen said.
    BJP accuses Congress of politicising judiciary

    BJP accuses Congress of politicising judiciary

    On being pressed, the judges confirmed that the press meet prompted by the issues surrounding Justice Loya's mysterious death. He expressed hope that their actions will bring in more transparency in the administration of the Supreme Court.
  • State health officials issue warning; latest flu trends

    State health officials issue warning; latest flu trends "alarming"

    The advice from Werker, Shahab and others is to stay home when you're sick, cough into your sleeve and always wash your hands. In Arizona, there are more than 11,000 confirmed flu cases. and likely thousands of others that are not confirmed.
    What Nancy Kerrigan thinks of 'I, Tonya'

    What Nancy Kerrigan thinks of 'I, Tonya'

    Vincent Almavy, AFP U.S. figure skater Tonya Harding reads from a prepared text during a press conference. Steve Slocum, AP Tonya Harding's coach Diane Rawlinson speaks to reporters outside her home.
    European Union  and Iran foreign ministers meet in Brussels to support nuclear deal

    European Union and Iran foreign ministers meet in Brussels to support nuclear deal

    Iran has been gripped by anti-government protests in recent weeks, leading the Islamic Republic to imprison thousands of people. Trump has called the Iran deal "the worst deal ever negotiated" and repeatedly said he would like to end the USA commitment.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.