No damage after Peru quake
A MAGNITUDE 7.1 quake struck nearly 250km north-west of Puerto Maldonado, Peru, early yesterday at a depth of 610km, the US Geological Survey says.
There were no immediate reports of damage, though social media users said tremors had been felt across the country and as far away as Arica in northern Chile.
Two strong shocks struck Pucallpa, a Peruvian town northwest of the epicentre, according to Twitter postings by several residents.
No tsunami warning was issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, and Chile’s fire service said the quake did not have the potential to generate one. – Reuters