Earthquake Information

January 14, 2018 (09:18:45 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.1 Peru

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake has occurred offshore Peru. The earthquake struck just after 4 a.m. local time and was centered near the coast of Peru, 40 km (25 miles) south-southwest of Acari, Peru at a depth of 36.3 km (22.5 miles). There are early reports of homes and roads collapsed leaving one dead and several dozen injured.

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