USGS reports 7.3-magnitude earthquake off Peru's coast

 

USGS reports 7.3-magnitude earthquake off Peru's coast
USGS reports 7.3-magnitude earthquake off Peru's coast

LIMA, Peru — The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1 off Peru’s coast. There have been no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

The USGS says that the temblor struck 26 miles south-southwest of Acari at 4:18 a.m. local time Sunday at a depth of about 7.5 miles. It was initially measured at a magnitude of 7.3.

The U.S. Tsunami Warning System briefly warned that waves up to about three feet were possible for the Peruvian coast. Smaller waves up to a foot were forecasted along Chile.

Meteorologists cancelled the warning at around 5:30 a.m.  

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