Strong earthquake hits coast of southern Peru, no damage reported


Posted at Jan 14 2018 06:39 PM

LIMA, Peru - A strong earthquake struck the coast of southern Peru on Sunday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The quake hit at 0918 GMT at a depth of around 10 km, according to the USGS.

There were no initial reports of damage and no tsunami warning was issued by Peruvian authorities. According to Peru's government Geophysical Institute, the earthquake was of magnitude 6.7 with its epicenter in Lomas, in the southern region of Arequipa.

Peruvian maritime authorities said the quake did not produce a tsunami on the Peruvian coast.

Meanwhile, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said there is no destructive tsunami threat to the Philippines from this earthquake.